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Title: The need for a socio-technical analysis in e-health: the case of the PCEHR.
Epworth Authors: Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Muhammad, Imran
Other Authors: Yen Teoh, Say
Keywords: E-Health Solutions
Electronic Health Record
Healthcare Delivery
Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record
Socio-Technical System
Healthcare Systems
Socio-Technical Analysis
Chair of Healthcare Information, Epworth HealthCare, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Epworth Research Institute, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: IGI Global
Citation: International Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications (IJEHMC). 2013; 4(2): 65-79
Abstract: Healthcare systems around the globe are facing a number of challenges. Thus Increasing focus is being placed on constructing appropriate healthcare reforms which are attempting to address how to tackle these challenges. A critical enabler in these reforms is the adoption of an e-health solution. Such e-health solutions are not only expensive and complex endeavours, but also have far reaching implications. Given that the implementation and adoption of these e-health solutions is so important, not to mention also requiring a substantial investment in various resources such as time and money, it is therefore essential to ensure their success. The following proffers a socio-technical analysis as an appropriate strategy to ensure more successful outcomes. An exemplar case study of the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR), the chosen e-health solution by the Australian government is provided to illustrate the benefits such an analysis might provide.
DOI: 10.4018/jehmc.2013040105
ISSN: 1947-315X
Journal Title: International Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications (IJEHMC)
Type: Journal Article
Affiliated Organisations: School of Business IT and Logistics,RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Health Innovations Research Institute, School of Business IT and Logistics, RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Type of Clinical Study or Trial: Case Reports
Appears in Collections:Health Informatics

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