Health Information Technology Investment

health information technology investment
    information technology
  • the branch of engineering that deals with the use of computers and telecommunications to retrieve and store and transmit information
  • the practice of creating and/or studying computer systems and applications; (Can we verify^(+) this sense?) the computing department of an organization
  • As supported by multiple references, cited below, there are three known categorical definitions for the term Information technology (IT).
  • The study or use of systems (esp. computers and telecommunications) for storing, retrieving, and sending information
  • outer layer or covering of an organ or part or organism
  • the commitment of something other than money (time, energy, or effort) to a project with the expectation of some worthwhile result; "this job calls for the investment of some hard thinking"; "he made an emotional investment in the work"
  • An act of devoting time, effort, or energy to a particular undertaking with the expectation of a worthwhile result
  • A thing that is worth buying because it may be profitable or useful in the future
  • investing: the act of investing; laying out money or capital in an enterprise with the expectation of profit
  • The action or process of investing money for profit or material result
  • (healthy) having or indicating good health in body or mind; free from infirmity or disease; "a rosy healthy baby"; "staying fit and healthy"
  • Soundness, esp. financial or moral
  • the general condition of body and mind; "his delicate health"; "in poor health"
  • The state of being free from illness or injury
  • A person's mental or physical condition
  • a healthy state of wellbeing free from disease; "physicians should be held responsible for the health of their patients"
health information technology investment - The Impact
The Impact of Information Technology: Evidence from the Healthcare Industry (Garland Studies on Industrial Productivity)
The Impact of Information Technology: Evidence from the Healthcare Industry (Garland Studies on Industrial Productivity)
This work addresses the measurement of the effect of information technology (IT) investments on a firm's productivity. Determining a quantifiable impact of a firm's IT has plagued senior executives, researchers and policy makers for several years, as evidenced by articles in trade magazines such as "Fortune and Businessweek" and in academic journals such as "Management Science". Simple statistical techniques for measuring IT impact in a firm are fraught with methodological problems, as these techniques do not account for either the causal direction in managerial decision making or the behaviourial assumptions about firms. Therfore such studies have led to results and inferences that are not generalizable. While studies that measure the satisfaction of people who use IT are important, management typically would like to know whether IT has reduced operation costs by streamlining processes or increased revenues by increasing the demand-meeting capability of the firm. This book attempts to determine cost-reduction or output-enhancement that may be linked to IT investments through methodological sophistication.

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UNICEFf-SAMAA Polio Control Cell - Brand of the Year Award 2009; an initiative of Amir Jahangir
UNICEFf-SAMAA Polio Control Cell - Brand of the Year Award 2009; an initiative of Amir Jahangir
SAMAA TV's Polio Control Cell was considered one of the most innovative initiatives for the media's role as a watchdog on Heath care Delivery Mechanisms, the initiative has received the Brand of the Year for 2009. The SAMAA Polio Control Cell has also been recognized as the most innovative approach for addressing any health issue in 2009. This was recognized at the 6th international conference on Innovation Journalism at Stanford University, CA. Amir Jahangir, the former CEO for SAMAA TV, who worked on the concept and the strategy as a tool to fight Polio in Pakistan as benchmark for Polio and other disease eradication methodology. Pakistan is a test case, a country where polio has yet to be eradicated. Many communities have yet to be immunized; vaccination teams are sometimes unable to reach remote areas, or parents themselves refuse the vaccination drops for their children out of misplaced fear because of a lack of information or for religious reasons. SAMAA’s Polio Control Cell, set up with UNICEF and the Ministry of Health, will help the health authorities reach out to the most vulnerable communities and include every child below five years of age in the national polio vaccination programme. After SAMAA and the government and UNICEF teamed up, more than 80,000 complaints were recorded and managed by the television channel, as a result of which 120,000 children, who otherwise would have been left unvaccinated, were tended to. In their bid to eradicate Polio from Pakistan, UNICEF and the Ministry of Health vaccinate almost 35 million children after every 60 days. The media boom within the past seven years has led to growth of more than 70 channels with a majority of them focusing on news and current affairs in Pakistan. This has spurred on a largely young population to adapt modern ways of learning and keeping themselves aware. The news and media business models in Asia, specifically Pakistan, India, and Thailand etc. are not only intact but offer greater value due to a much richer demographics as well as young workforce, which consists of an emerging middle class. Amir Jahangir, the former Chief Executive Officer of SAMAA TV, Pakistan's leading Urdu news channels has termed the recognition of the POLIO CONTROL CELL as a success for the media in Pakistan, where it has set a benchmark for other countries and nations to follow, "The Pakistani media has arrived, it is independent, evolving and becoming a platform for the entire nation's expression and hope," said Amir Jahangir, adding that media independence and its growing following and influence are not only bringing about a social change but a complete re-engineering of the entire societal structure. "The media is consistently attracting investment, human capital improvement and audience/viewers participation. With more research, development of specific academic infrastructure, induction of technology and more innovative forms of journalism, we are confident that this sector will not only evolve itself but will also demonstrate the capacity to influence other sectors to grow as well.” Jahangir concluded by highlighting the importance of the Asian region, sharing that it consists of over a third of the world's population, a population which is young, mostly between 15 to 45 years old and includes a set of emerging and still vibrant economies. Jahangir said that the future of the media in the Asian region is promising and hopeful and would play an important role in leading the world in to what could as well be the Asian Renaissance. Amir Jahangir is also a Program Advisor to the VINNOVA Research Center of Innovation Journalism. This Polio Control Cell initiative managed a big challenge on the ground by empowering the media to play the role of a watchdog and pressure the health authorities to deliver on improving the health service delivery systems. Recently the initiative has also been recognized as a benchmark for future Polio campaigns around the world by the Global Director of the World Health Organization, Bruce Alyward, and Bill Gates, the founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, on their maiden visit of Nigeria last year. Dr David Nordfors, co-founder and Executive Director of the VINNOVA-Stanford Research Center of Innovation Journalism, reinforced the importance of innovation in today's global development by saying that, "for journalism to survive, it must succeed with innovation. Journalism needs to innovate to survive as a business, which means that citizens, students, workers, executives, all of us need to innovate in response to tectonic economic upheaval. Journalists have the critical and vital role of independent investigation, gathering and presenting news to increase general understanding of the engines of innovation". The Innovation Journalism Program at Stanford also organizes the Innovation Journalism Fellowships, where each year a selected number of journalists mix workshops a
CREAM Special Issue
CREAM Special Issue
The Iloilo City Trade and Investment Promotions Board Making Iloilo City Business Friendly by Jigger S. Latoza Photo by Dan Amular, Jr. Business is the lifeblood of the city’s economy. Trade and investments create jobs, and generate the much needed revenues needed by the city to finance its operations and bankroll various development programs and projects. Yet investments set out and thrive only where there is a nurturing business and investment climate; indeed, enterprises go where the cost of doing business is reasonable, where it is fast to transport goods or provide services, where there is a significant market size and purchasing power, where public utilities are adequate and efficient, where well-educated and competent human resources are available, and where the quality of life is great. Iloilo City today has most of these, making it a vital business and investment hub in the country. “In fact, despite the dreary economic outlook for most parts of the country, Iloilo City remains a great magnet for investments because of its strategic geographical location, the surfeit of highly-skilled labor, modern conveniences and facilities, ideal peace and order climate, and incentives and assistance to businesses,” says City Mayor Jed Patrick E. Mabilog. In addition to the aforementioned factors, according to the city competitiveness framework of the Asian Institute of Management Policy Center, businesses and investments also go to the city with a local government that is responsive to the needs of the business community. Given these premises, Iloilo City Mayor Mabilog, on September 14, 2010, issued Executive Order 019-10 creating the Iloilo City Trade and Investment Promotions Board to fill the need for a dedicated body that would proactively undertake projects and activities aimed at attracting investments in Iloilo City. Marketing Iloilo to Investors The Board is mandated to be a deliberative body dedicated to the following functions: (1) conceptualize trade and investment promotions programs and strategies; (2) provide a link between business groups and the city government so both can work together in making Iloilo City an investment haven; (3) organize fairs, summits and other platforms of convergence for foreign and local investors; (4) facilitate interfacing between business groups and government agencies such as the Department and Trade and Industry and Department of Tourism; (5) assist the City Government in the identification of priority areas for investments; (6) help investors find business opportunities in Iloilo City by providing them with reliable and relevant information; and (7) make recommendations to the Office of the City Mayor on how to expedite the processing of business permits, in particular, and how to make doing business in Iloilo City a great, rewarding experience, in general. In brief, the Board is expected to market Iloilo City as an ideal place for doing business to potential investors here at home, from other parts of the country, and abroad. Investment opportunities in the city are plenty in the following areas: manufacturing and processing enterprises; export-oriented industries; tourism-oriented industries; utility companies engaged in power generation, water distribution, and transportation support facilities; information and communication technology enterprises; agro-fishery; social services (e.g., health care services, education, low-cost housing, sports and recreation); commercial and industrial property development; and solid waste disposal system. Yet selling an idea to seasoned businessmen could be a tough job. Hence, who could better lead a group formed to promote Iloilo City to investors than a businessman who has made it big here – from an initial capitalization of PhP 10,000? Indeed, who could better understand the mind of businessmen than a successful businessman himself? Felicito “Felix” Tiu is a busy man. As Chairman of the Eon Group of Companies that has interests in candy manufacturing, consumer goods marketing and distribution in the Visayas, travel and tours, hotels, property development, among others, Tiu was at first hesitant to take on the chairmanship of the Iloilo City Trade and Investment Promotions Board. But he became adamant to lead the Board when he learned from Mayor Mabilog the rationale behind the creation of the group. “Our Mayor enlightened me that if we can help him bring in investments and create jobs for the unemployed, we can help the city government increase its revenues and, in effect, improve the delivery of services to our people and uplift the lives of the poor,” Tiu shared during the induction into office of the Board of Directors last December 2010. This noble intent behind the creation of the Board was what convinced Tiu to accept his appointment as Chairman.

health information technology investment
health information technology investment
Information Systems for Government Fiscal Management (Sector Studies Series)
Ready access to accurate and timely information for decision making is a paramount requirement for public sector managers to function effectively in a political environment where fiscal management comes under close scrutiny. This paper presents a methodology for use in developing an integrated network of systems to support the information requirements for economic management. Of particular importance is the concept of developing an information systems architecture that provides an overview of the systems network required to support fiscal management. The proposed architecture identifies the major component modules and the information linkages between these modules. This information architecture can also serve as a road map for systems implementation.