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Information Technology in HealthcareInformation Technology in HealthcareInformation technology has revolutionized the world in last several decades Healthcare organizations have experienced some of the changes and benefits associated with the use of information technology Low et al 2013 Warm et al 2009 The benefits of information technology in healthcare have been demonstrated in the literature however implementation of information technology does not occur at the expected rate because of staff and organizational resistance Knowledge and understanding about the factors that influence staff and organizational resistance to the implementation of information technology solutions in healthcare organization can be used in implementation initiatives to ensure that the process is not met with resistance The purpose of this paper is to explore the utilization of information technology and to identify the factors that hinder high rates of implementation of information technology in healthcare organizations This paper will include a discussion on the benefits of information technology in healthcare organizations the factors influencing resistance to the implementation of information technology solutions and recommendations on reducing the resistanceBenefits of Information TechnologyInformation technology is beneficial to the patient the clinicians and the healthcare organization Information technology improves many of the organizational processes in healthcare organizations Healthcare organizations utilize information technology solutions performing other functions such as billing purchasing and documenting financial information The financial benefits of information technology tools identified in a literature review include savings on administrative goods and pharmaceutical products Low et al 2013 Healthcare organizations are able to improve their billing process with information technology tools Low et al The administrative and financial benefits of information technology indicate that support for the implementation of information technology can be obtained from the non-clinical departments in the healthcare organization The financial benefits of information technology can be used to obtain buy-in from the executives of the healthcare organizationClinicians use information technology tools for documenting health information and for assistance with clinical decision-making Clinicians us information technology tools such as electronic
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