Bardhan, Indranil R.

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Dr. Bardhan is a Professor of Information Systems. His research interests include:

  • Healthcare Informatics
  • IT Investment Planning and Prioritization
  • New Product Development: Impact of IT on new product development processes
  • Data Envelopment Analysis

Find out more about Dr. Bardhan on his Home and Research Explorer pages.


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    The Impact of Health Information Sharing on Duplicate Testing
    (University of Minnesota, 2018-05-30) Ayabakan, S.; Bardhan, Indranil R.; Zheng, Zhiqiang; Kirksey, K.; Bardhan, Indranil R.; Zheng, Zhiqiang
    Recent healthcare reform has focused on reducing excessive waste in the U.S. healthcare system, with duplicate testing being one of the main culprits. We explore the factors associated with duplicate tests when patients utilize healthcare services from multiple providers, and yet information sharing across these providers is fragmented. We hypothesize that implementation of health information sharing technologies will reduce the duplication rate more for radiology tests compared to laboratory tests, especially when health information sharing technologies are implemented across disparate provider organizations. We utilize a unique panel data set consisting of 39,600 patient visits from 2005 to 2012, across outpatient clinics of 68 hospitals, to test our hypotheses. We apply a quasi-experimental approach to investigate the impact of health information sharing technologies on the duplicate testing rate. Our results indicate that usage of information sharing technologies across health organizations is associated with lower duplication rates, and the extent of reduction in duplicate tests is more pronounced among radiology tests compared to laboratory tests. Our results support the need for implementation of health information exchanges as a potential solution to reduce the incidence of duplicate tests.
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    Business Value of Information Technology: Testing the Interaction Effect of IT and R&D on Tobin's Q
    Bardhan, Indranil R.; Krishnan, V.; Lin, S.; 214385899 (Bardhan, IR)
    The business case for investing in information technology (IT) has received increasing scrutiny in recent years. We propose that IT investments create additional business value through interactions with other business processes. In this paper, we formalize the interaction effect of IT by focusing on one core function, namely, research and development (R&D). We hypothesize that investments in IT can interact with and complement a firm's R&D investments, enhancing the firm's shareholder value creation potential. We test this by hypothesis by estimating the interaction impact of IT and R&D investments on Tobin's q, a forward-looking measure of firm performance using a recent multiyear, firm-level, archival data set. Our results suggest that the interaction effect of R&D and IT on Tobin's q is positive and significant after controlling for other firm- and industryspecific effects. Our findings provide rigorous empirical support for recent anecdotal evidence in the managerial literature with respect to the manner in which IT is enabling R&D-intensive innovation processes. Our analysis underscores the need for coordinated investments in IT and R&D, and permeating IT capabilities throughout other business processes such as R&D.

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