Wednesday August 12th, 2015
IT and medical technologies constitute a new and compulsory managerial challenge. Innovation and new ideas are essential.
The clash between the clinical core services, changed patient behaviour, demographic and epidemiological challenges on the one hand and the rapid development of medical technologies on the other, gives rise to a number of dilemmas for managers in the health care system:
Dilemma 1: Should IT support or direct the clinical function?
Dilemma 2: Administrative or clinical registration of data?
Dilemma 3: Patient safety – a new demand in relation to medical Technologies?
Dilemma 4: New clinical core service or a practical tool?
Dilemma 5: Can patient demands outweigh what is medically defensible?
Dilemma 6: IT skills – a clinical task?
Dilemma 7: Future technologies – will they emerge spontaneously?
Medical Technologies and IT