Modeling an Effective E-Procurement System for Ghana’s Healthcare Sector: A Critical Review and Proposal

Authors(5) :-Basil Kusi, Henry Asante Antwi, Gabriel Nani, Samuel Owusu Mensah, Michae Owusu Akomeah

Increasingly, the use of e-Procurement has become of strategic importance for achieving the smart and sustainable growth objectives of many institutions including the healthcare sector. These notwithstanding many institutions in developing countries are facing tremendous challenges in leveraging the benefits of e-procurement. This paper reviews current literature on e-procurement system. It focuses on existing models and framework for the adoption of e-procurement in the healthcare sector. Typically, the paper reviews the current procurement practices in the related literature, concepts of other studies conducted with respect to the overall supply chain enhancement and value chain efficiency practices. Based on an evaluation of these concepts, a model framework is proposed for public hospitals in Ghana towards effective deployment, acceptance and use of e-procurement to accentuate healthcare value creation and customer satisfaction

Authors and Affiliations

Basil Kusi
School of Management, Jiangsu University, 301 Xuefu Road, Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, P.R. China
Henry Asante Antwi
Institute of Medical Insurance and Healthcare Management, Jiangsu University,
Gabriel Nani
College of Planning & Architecture, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, P.O. Box 67172, Kumasi, Ghana
Samuel Owusu Mensah
School of Management, Jiangsu University, 301 Xuefu Road, Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, P.R. China
Michae Owusu Akomeah
School of Management, Jiangsu University, 301 Xuefu Road, Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, P.R. China

e-Procurement, PPA, e-Government, B2B, ERP, HTTP, SMTP, FTP, ICT

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Published in : Volume 2 | Issue 6 | November-December 2016
Date of Publication : 2016-12-31
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 641-652
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET1626145
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

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Basil Kusi, Henry Asante Antwi, Gabriel Nani, Samuel Owusu Mensah, Michae Owusu Akomeah, " Modeling an Effective E-Procurement System for Ghana’s Healthcare Sector: A Critical Review and Proposal, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 2, Issue 6, pp.641-652, November-December-2016.
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