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Healthcare delivery organizations have an opportunity to use insights from the emerging field of precision medicine to improve the quality of patient care; however, information technology resources to fully enable precision medicine are lacking. The specific problem was that people have limited information to use when making decisions regarding information technology resources for precision medicine in healthcare delivery organizations given the emerging state of precision medicine. The purpose of this Delphi study was to determine how a panel of precision medicine information technology experts view information technology resource importance and feasibility for precision medicine in healthcare delivery organizations. The research question asked how does a panel of precision medicine information technology experts view information technology resource importance and feasibility for precision medicine in healthcare delivery organizations. The resource-based view of the firm served as the conceptual framework. Data were collected in three consecutive rounds of questionnaires. Thematic analysis was performed to develop a list of information technology resources that were rated by participants in terms of importance and feasibility, which were analyzed to assess if there was consensus among the participants. Of the 159 information technology resources that were rated, 77 information technology resources were considered important and feasible. The study results could lead to positive social change at individual, organizational, and societal levels. At a societal level, the study results could give rise to positive social change by creating a shared vision of what is needed to fulfill information technology resource requirements for precision medicine in healthcare delivery organizations and enable progress toward improved healthcare quality.
Bertram, Nicholas L., "Information Technology Resources for Precision Medicine" (2021). Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies. 10888.