Chair of Economic and Social Policy

Effects of Hospital Digitization

A new study examines the effects of digitization on clinical outcomes and patient experience

The results of a recently published study by Philip von Wedel, Professor Christian Hagist et al. suggest that hospital digitization is not an end in itself. Policy makers and hospitals are well advised to not only focus on the mere adoption of digital technologies but also continuously work toward digitization that is perceived as valuable by physicians and nurses who rely on it every day. Furthermore, hospital digitization strategies should consider that the assumed benefits of single technologies are not realized across all care domains.

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