Dr. Kropf was a  Professor in the Health Policy and Management Program at New York University's Wagner Graduate School of Public Service from 1985-2013, where he taught courses on healthcare management information systems and management. From 1997 to 2016, he was a Visiting Professor at the University of Colorado Denver Business School where he taught a course in Healthcare Management Information Systems in the Executive MBA Program in Health Administration. The Executive Program uses faculty from the Network for Healthcare Management, an educational collective consisting of fourteen universities across the U.S. He received his doctorate from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. His doctoral dissertation, Information Systems in Health Maintenance Organizations: A Study of Data Collection and Analysis in Community Group-Practice HMOs, explored how HMOs collected and used information for decision making. One of his principal interests is in helping health-care professionals to use strategic planning and management information systems to achieve their organization’s goals and objectives. This is the major subject of his book, Strategic Analysis for Hospital Management, written with James Greenberg, Ph.D. and published by Aspen Systems in 1984. Dr. Kropf  has conducted research on how computer and telecommunications systems can be used in innovative ways in the strategic management of health-care services, and in improving patient and physician satisfaction. It is the subject of his book Service Excellence in Health Care through the Use of Computers, published by the American College of Health-Care Executives in 1990. How hospitals and health system select, manage the implementation of, and assess the value of information technology  is the subject of  Roger Kropf and Guy Scalzi, Making Information Technology Work: Maximizing the Benefits for Health Care Organizations (Chicago: Health Forum/AHA Press, 2007). His latest book is Roger Kropf and Guy Scalzi, IT Governance in Hospitals and Health Systems  (Chicago: Health Information and Management Systems Society [HIMSS]) published in  2012. He can be reached at roger.kropf@nyu.edu
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