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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
Other Authors: Troshani, Indrit
Goldberg, Steve
Keywords: Mobile Technology Solutions
Health Informantics
True Cost/Benefit
Transaction Cost Economics Framework
Pervasive Mobile Solution
Diabetes Self-Care
Diabetes Mellitus
Gestational Diabetes
Wireless Technology
Chronic Disease
Transaction Cost Assessment
Chair of Health Informatics Management, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: 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/11434/1564
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9870-3.ch002
ISBN: 9781466698703
1466698705
9781466698710
Type: Chapter
Affiliated Organisations: Deakin University, Australia
The University of Adelaide, Australia
INET International Inc., Canada
Appears in Collections:Health Informatics

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