What is it about?

This study develops a research model that explains how “health information exchange” and enhanced “information capability” collectively drive a hospital’s “clinical decision support capability.” Data is used from 720 European hospitals. Outcomes suggest that health information exchange positively impacts information capability. In turn, information capability complementary partially mediates the relationship between information exchange and clinical decision support.

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Why is it important?

This study provides valuable insights into how to support such innovative technologies and capabilities in clinical practice.


This is the first time work on clinical decision support grounded its foundation, in theory, using the resource-based view of the firm. This perspective opens up new avenues of research and can guide practitioners to emphasizes critical IT investment and capability development areas.

Rogier Van de Wetering
Open Universiteit

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This page is a summary of: IT-Enabled Clinical Decision Support: An Empirical Study on Antecedents and Mechanisms, Journal of Healthcare Engineering, December 2018, Hindawi Publishing Corporation,
DOI: 10.1155/2018/6945498.
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