An article on the ALERT® PAPER FREE HOSPITAL implementation benefits at Espírito Santo Hospital in Évora, Portugal, was accepted for publication in the “International Journal of Information Management”.
The data collected before, during, and after the implementation of the system, between 2006 and 2011, clearly shows the potential of healthcare information technology: it brings satisfaction among clinical staff and patients, improvement of efficiency in hospital operations, improvement of the quality of information to support decision making and reduces medical errors.
From a financial point of view, the Espírito Santo Hospital had an ROI of 3.8 million in 2010 due to the implementation of ALERT® PAPER FREE HOSPITAL.
The “International Journal of Information Management” is a scientific journal indexed by the ISI (Institute for Scientific Information), which is internationally acknowledged and has an impact factor (citations) of 1 775 (5 years).
For more information on this study, you can access the article here.