Healthcare Information Systems Case Study Case Study

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It has been working well, and is large enough and high-quality enough to be upgraded at a later date. Because that is the case, MPCC can simply continue to add to its technology as needed, instead of spending a significant amount of money on a new database or other technology that would really not be needed or warranted at this time. It is possible that MPCC may eventually have to upgrade and get new technology, but there is no reason to do so when what it has is working well and still has room for expansion. Rather than assume all forays into new countries require new technology, MPCC would be better off exploring what its current...
...That way it will also have some idea of when an upgrade may be needed in the future, so it can be prepared for the switch over at a later date.

4. The patients should absolutely be involved in what MPCC is doing. The prospective patients (those in other countries) should also be involved, because they will be a part of the MPCC world once the company moves into their country. Knowing how patients and prospective patients feel about a planned move is very important for a company like MPCC, because its customers are patients who are concerned about their health and who are focused on having a company that cares for them. The doctors and other medical professionals in the new countries should also be aware of MPCC's plans, so they can consider whether they want to be a part of what is coming or whether it would not benefit them. Not everyone loves new technology, and not everyone wants to be a part of that technology. For patients and medical professionals who are not interested in getting involved, there may be few other options in the future. Still, MPCC should have knowledge of how people feel about technology, so the company can be sure it is moving into the right countries in a way that will be well-received…

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