Kartik Krishna Ganju

Major: PhD


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Starting Fall 2016, I have moved to McGill University. Please visit my website or email me at kartik [dot] ganju @ mcgill [dot] ca.


Kartik joined the PhD program in 2010. He has a bachelors degree from Delhi University in Statistics and a Masters degree from the London School of Economics in Operational Research. Kartik’s research focuses on the effects that the adoption of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) has on society with a particular emphasis on the unanticipated effects of the adoption of Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems in hospitals. His research has been published in MIS Quarterly and has been presented at a number of top conferences in the field. Prior to working in the field of Information Systems, Kartik conducted research in the field of energy economics at an NGO in New Delhi, India. In his spare time, Kartik enjoys reading and biking.


Here are some of the papers that I have been working on to better our understanding of the impact of the adoption of Information Systems:

Does Information and Communication Technology Lead to the Well-Being of Nations? A Country-Level Empirical Investigation with Paul A. Pavlou and Rajiv D. Banker

In this paper I examine if the the impact of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) goes beyond economic effects on countries. Using country level data from the Gallup World Poll, I show that even after controlling for the economic impact of ICT, citizens report a greater sense of well-being after being given easier access to ICT.   

The Spillover Effects of Health IT Investments on Regional Health Care Costs with Hilal Atasoy and Pei-Yu Chen

In this paper I examine if the effects of the adoption of Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems go beyond the adopting hospital. I argue that due to patient mobility, better care that is provided at a hospital that adopts EMR systems could have impacts in neighboring hospitals. I find that while the operational cost of the adopting hospital increases after the adoption of EMR systems, the operational cost of neighboring hospitals actually decreases.

Does the Adoption of Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Systems Inflate Medicare Reimbursements? with Hilal Atasoy and Paul A Pavlou

In this paper, I examine if hospitals can use EMR systems to strategically increase their reimbursements. Utilizing the roll-out of an audit program as a quasi-natural experiment, I rule out alternate explanations and find that the adoption of EMR systems allows hospitals to strategically increase reimbursements requested.

Antecedents of Health IT Roll Back with Hilal Atasoy, Paul A Pavlou and Pei-Yu Chen

In this paper, I study the phenomenon of the abandonment of EMR systems. I build models to learn which hospitals are more likely to abandon the use of these systems and argue that hospitals that are more likely to abandon the use of these systems should be provided additional resources to prevent this occurrence.


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Email: kartik.ganju at temple.edu

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Professional Achievements

    • Fox IT AwardsSpring 2014, Spring 2015

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