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|Title:||How using ANT can assist to understand key issues for successful e-Health solutions.|
|Epworth Authors:||Wickramasinghe, Nilmini|
|Other Authors:||Zwicker, Manuel|
Health Information Technology
Chair of Health Information, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Epworth Research Institute, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
|Citation:||International Journal of Actor-Network Theory and Technological Innovation. 2013; 5(3): 47-63|
|Abstract:||Globally in healthcare, the focus is on designing and implementing national e-health solutions in an attempt to address key challenges that are plaguing healthcare delivery. However, despite the initial euphoria and notwithstanding the significant investments made, to date, many of these e-health solutions have yet to prove their success or have been complete failures. This paper presents the findings from an exploratory study that examined e-health initiatives in five countries Australia, China, Germany, UK and US to understand why these e-health solutions have not as yet delivered the promised results. The paper proffers Actor-Network Theory (ANT) as an appropriately rich theoretical lens that can be used to assist in the understanding of key issues for successful e-health solutions.|
|Journal Title:||International Journal of Actor-Network Theory and Technological Innovation (IJANTTI)|
|Affiliated Organisations:||RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia|
|Type of Clinical Study or Trial:||Exploratory Qualitative Design|
|Appears in Collections:||Health Informatics|
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