International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online)

E-Procurement: A Case Study about the Health Sector in Turkey
Hatice Calipinar, Mehmet Soysal

E-procurement is a deriving benefit attained from technological enhancements rather than using traditional a paper based method in procurement operations. The main objectives of this study are observing the usage ratio of technological equipment in operations which are closely related with e-procurement activities and potential methods for improving the general performance in hospitals. A case study strategy is taken as a research strategy for attaining information from the investigated hospitals and data collection methods of semi structured interviews and nonparticipant observations are used. From the perspective of e-procurement, more technological tools can be used for activities in pharmacies, and drug flow from doctor to patient can be improved. Application of the proposed advice given to pharmacies operating in hospitals can ensure significant time and money savings without too much time or financial investment. Presenting the situation of e-procurement adoption for pharmacies located in Turkey can help academics and practitioners to see the general picture for e-procurement in developing countries.

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