Computerizing Healthcare Information Systems

Why is the healthcare industry perceived as being less proactive than other industries in the area of computerized information systems? How can this perception be changed?

How are the concepts of EDI, e-commerce, and e-health interrelated? What is driving the increased use of computerized care protocols in healthcare? What is public key infrastructure, and why is it receiving so much attention within the healthcare industry? Why is strategic planning for information systems important to organizations in today’s healthcare environment? What risks are associated with not having an IS plan? What is the relationship between strategic information systems planning and the systems development life cycle?