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Economies 2018, 6(3), 47; https://doi.org/10.3390/economies6030047

Information and Communication Technology in the Role of Information System of Healthcare Facility in the Slovak Republic

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Department of Banking and Investment, Faculty of Economics, Technical University of Košice, 04001 Košice, Slovakia
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Centro de Tecnologia da Informação Renato Archer; Rodovia Dom Pedro I, Bairro das Palmeiras, Campinas 13092-599, Brazil
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Department of Finance, Faculty of Economics, Technical University of Košice, 04001 Košice, Slovakia
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Received: 1 July 2018 / Revised: 26 July 2018 / Accepted: 27 July 2018 / Published: 17 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Economic Growth as a Consequence of the Industry 4.0 Concept)
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The study presents a general overview of the healthcare facility system of the Slovak Republic, especially in a field of the innovation process of the management information system, with a purpose of analysing the consistency and a unity of the system. The data applied in this analysis is collected as a part of the Gesiti research project. This project is developed for mapping out the management of an information system and information technology in healthcare facilities around the whole world. The main goal of the project is to identify the needs and the demands of the healthcare facilities and to create an integrated research report with a focus on a report research roadmap. The information and communication technologies that are applied are partially unsuitable in the healthcare facilities in the Slovak Republic. Information systems are used without exact plans of their future development. This makes it almost impossible to develop them according to the modern needs and to join them with the other systems that are currently used. The big issues also lie in financing these systems and the personnel responsible for them. The outcome of the analysis should create a direction for financial decision making support and for better management of the healthcare facilities, both in the public and the private sector. View Full-Text
Keywords: healthcare; healthcare facility; information and communication technology; information system; healthcare information technology; health information system; self-organising map; Slovak Republic healthcare; healthcare facility; information and communication technology; information system; healthcare information technology; health information system; self-organising map; Slovak Republic
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Gavurová, B.; Balloni, A.J.; Tarhaničová, M.; Kováč, V. Information and Communication Technology in the Role of Information System of Healthcare Facility in the Slovak Republic. Economies 2018, 6, 47.

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