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Title: A Transaction Cost Economics Perspective for Pervasive Technology.
Book Title: Reshaping Medical Practice and Care with Health Information Systems.
Epworth Authors: Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Editors: Dwivedi, Ashish
Other Authors: Troshani, Indrit
Goldberg, Steve
Keywords: Economics
Technology
Cost and Cost Analysis
Wireless Technolgy
Gestational Diabetes
Self Care
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Pregnant women
Chronic Disease
Delivery of Health Care
Chair of Healthcare Information, Epworth HealthCare, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: Feb-2016
Publisher: Medical Information Science Reference (an imprint of IGI Global)
Citation: Wickramasinghe, N., Troshani, I., & Goldberg, S. (2016). A transaction cost economics perspective for pervasive technology. In A. Dwivedi (Ed.), Reshaping Medical Practice and Care with Health Information Systems (pp. 14-43). Hershey, PA: IGI Global
Abstract: Numerous mobile technology solutions are being developed and implemented today to address a myriad of healthcare problems. However, it remains unclear what the true cost/benefit of these solutions is and who benefits from them. To investigate this we apply a transaction cost economics framework to a pervasive mobile solution that has been designed and developed to enhance diabetes self-care. Diabetes is one of the leading chronic diseases and its prevalence continues to rise. The solution examined in this paper relies on pervasive wireless technology and is designed to facilitate the effective management of diabetes in the context of gestational diabetes, a conditions that affects up to 8% of pregnant women. A transactions cost assessment of this solution is provided.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11434/1253
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9870-3.ch002
ISBN: 9781466698703
9781466698710
Type: Chapter
Affiliated Organisations: University of Adelaide, Australia
Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia
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