Adoption patterns of complementary systems in business processes

Trent J. Spaulding, Michael Furukawa, Ajay Vinze, Raghu Santanam

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Information Systems research is replete with examples of the importance of Business Processes defining IT adoption. More recently, business processes are shown to be influenced by both organizational and operational concerns. In this research-in-progress, we test the comparative importance of operational versus organizational influences for IT adoption. Using the HIMSS Analytics database spanning 30 years of IT adoption in hospitals, we focus on the medication process and associated technology adoption. A sequence analysis approach is employed and the adoption patterns are analyzed. Initial results suggest that the organizational determinants play a more significant role for the technology adoption related to the medication process. Planned extensions to this research will evaluate organizational attributes at a finer level of granularity to help distinguish specific adoption strategies in the wider health care industry context.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICIS 2007 Proceedings - Twenty Eighth International Conference on Information Systems
StatePublished - 2007
Event28th International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2007 - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: Dec 9 2007Dec 12 2007


Other28th International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2007
CityMontreal, QC


  • Adoption
  • Business processes
  • Diffusion
  • Innovation
  • Innovation at the boundary
  • IS strategy
  • IT strategy
  • Process boundary

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems


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