Health Care IT


The increasing use of e-Health applications in clinical practices is pushing the limits of Health Information Technology. e-Health applications are often considered as integrated healthcare applications that are purposely developed to not onlysupport electronic health information exchange but also to improve the quality and safety of healthcare delivery. However,even as these applications continue to evolve and remain widespread in use in many clinicians’ offices, the applicability ofproper Information Technology (IT) governance structure for their utilization remains a big challenge in the healthcareindustry. In this paper, a literature review is used to explore the applicability of IT governance in e-Health applications. Thepractical and research implications for establishing IT governance structure in e-Health applications are also discussed.