The role of accounting information system on healthcare delivery in the Sunyani municipality

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This study assessed the role of accounting information system on health care delivery in some selected hospitals in the Sunyani Municipality. The objectives of the study was to identify the various AIS adopted by hospitals in Sunyani Municipality, assess the role of accounting information system on health care delivery and also identify challenges of AIS adoption by the hospitals. The study employed descriptive research. The researcher in the study had employed both qualitative and quantitative data collection technique and data analysis. The target population of this study is 60 respondents with a sample size of 16. The sampling technique used for the study was purposive sampling. The data collection was employed through the use of open-ended and semi-structured questionnaires and interviews. Data analysed was manual and were then presented with the aid of tables and percentages as well as narrations. The study found that all selected hospitals for this study adopted an accounting information system. With exception of SDA hospital using Samsat, all other hospitals in the study adopted spreadsheet. The results of the study also revealed that using an accounting information system can influence administrative effectiveness, good decision making and better financial reporting. Problems identified by the study included system operational knowledge, loss of data, high maintenance cost etc. The study recommended periodic training of staff, hiring persons with adequate computer knowledge, provision of necessary equipment, environment and resources to ensure the effectiveness and consideration of staff input in building the accounting information system
A thesis submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of science in accounting and finance