Organizational innovation and the laboratory information system.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

There is an urgent need for more innovation in health care and in clinical laboratories. Innovation can be divided into five separate categories: core products, components of the core products, production processes, uses of products, and the organization of production. Organizational innovation is an important as technological advances in increasing the quality and efficiency of clinical laboratories. The use of a laboratory information system (LIS) can stimulate organizational innovation such as the assignment of computer-oriented tasks to personnel within individual clinical laboratories. The authors refer to such LIS support personnel as "hidden personnel" and suggest that such a shift of responsibility empowers laboratory professionals and makes them stakeholders in automated information processing.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Friedman, BA; Mitchell, W

Published Date

  • September 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 4 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 345 - 351

PubMed ID

  • 10107269

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0888-7950


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States