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Title: Using actor network theory to understand network centric healthcare operations.
Epworth Authors: Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Other Authors: Bali, Rajeev
Tatnall, Arthur
Keywords: Electronic Healthcare
Healthcare Management
Healthcare Operations
Global Healthcare
Network-Centric Healthcare
Healthcare Technology
Information Communication Technology
Actor Network Theory
Critical Success Factors
Healthcare Dynamics
Chair of Health Informatics Management, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Inderscience
Citation: Int. J. of Electronic Healthcare, 2007; 3(3): 317-328
Abstract: The adoption and diffusion of e-health and the application of ICT in healthcare is being heralded as the panacea with both European and US governments making e-health a priority on their agendas. In this context, a model of networkcentric healthcare operations has been proffered as the best way to maximise the benefits of ICT use in healthcare. We suggest that, before we can move forward and realise such a state, it is vital to examine the critical issues, likely barriers and facilitators and, most importantly, the critical success factors. To do this however, we need an appropriate cognitive lens through which we can capture all the complexities of healthcare dynamics. In this paper we suggest why Actor Network Theory (ANT) should be this lens.
DOI: 10.1504/IJEH.2007.014551
ISSN: 1741-8461
Journal Title: International Journal of Electronic Healthcare
Type: Journal Article
Affiliated Organisations: Center for the Management of Medical Technology, Stuart Graduate School of Business, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL 60661, USA.
Knowledge Management for Healthcare (KMH) Research Subgroup, Biomedical Computing and Engineering Technologies Applied Research Group (BIOCORE), Coventry University, Coventry, UK.
Centre for International Corporate Governance Research, Graduate School of Business, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia
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