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|Title:||Why using Actor Network Theory (ANT) can help to understand the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) in Australia.|
|Epworth Authors:||Wickramasinghe, Nilmini|
|Other Authors:||Teoh, Say Yen|
Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records
Electronic Health Record
Chair of Health Informatics Management, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
|Citation:||International Journal of Actor-Network Theory and Technological Innovation (IJANTTI). 2012; 4(2): 44-60|
|Abstract:||Globally, healthcare reforms are being initiated to address the tremendous challenges facing healthcare systems. Without exception these reforms include the implementation of a variety of e-health solutions. Such e-health solutions are complex and have far reaching implications. In this paper, the authors argue that while these implementations and adoptions of e-health solutions are necessary, it is essential that an appropriate lens of analysis should be used to maximise and sustain the benefits of IS/IT (information systems/information technology) in healthcare delivery. Hence, in this paper, the authors proffer Actor-Network Theory (ANT) as an appropriate lens to evaluate these various e-health solutions and illustrate, in the context of the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR), the chosen e-health solution for Australia.|
|Journal Title:||International Journal of Actor-Network Theory and Technological Innovation (IJANTTI)|
|Affiliated Organisations:||RMIT University, Australia|
|Type of Clinical Study or Trial:||Review|
|Appears in Collections:||Health Informatics|
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