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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
Muhammad, Imran
Other Authors: Teoh, Say Yen
Keywords: Actor-Network Theory
Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records
Healthcare Delivery
Healthcare Management
Healthcare Operations
Electronic Health Record
Healthcare Systems
Healthcare Reforms
E-Health Solutions
Information Systems
Information Technology
IS/IT Healthcare
Chair of Health Informatics Management, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: IGI Global
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.
DOI: 10.4018/jantti.2012040105
ISSN: 1942-535X
Journal Title: International Journal of Actor-Network Theory and Technological Innovation (IJANTTI)
Type: Journal Article
Affiliated Organisations: RMIT University, Australia
Type of Clinical Study or Trial: Review
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