Read the Discussion Assignment 2-1 on p.34 of the text Technology Adoption by Small Manufacturers. Consider yourself a health care leader in a small not-for-profit hospital. You have been in charge to assess the technology in the laboratory. You discover the equipment is outdated and could be upgraded and automated; however, there is a major cost associated with these purchases. Apply the following questions to the scenario of being a health care leader in a small not for profit hospital:
1. What challenges occur with purchasing modern technology in a hospital environment?
2. As a healthcare leader, how can you justify the cost perspective of upgrading your equipment in a small hospital? What are the risks of not upgrading the equipment?
3. What is the employee perception if you purchase the equipment or do no purchase the equipment? What risks are there to patients using outdated equipment?
(word count has to be 1200 words for all three questions total)
Discussion Assignment 2-1 on p.34 of the text Technology Adoption by Small Manufacturers is uploaded.