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Title: The need for a socio-technical analysis in e-health: the case of the PCEHR. Healthcare Administration: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Authors: Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Editors: Mehdi Khosrow-Pour
Other Authors: Teoh, Say Yen
Muhammad, Imran
Keywords: Healthcare Systems
Healthcare Reforms
E-Health Solutions
Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record
Chair of Health Informatics Management, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: Jan-2015
Publisher: IGI Global
Abstract: Healthcare systems around the globe are facing a number of challenges. Thus Increasing focus is being placed on constructing appropriate healthcare reforms which are attempting to address how to tackle these challenges. A critical enabler in these reforms is the adoption of an e-health solution. Such e-health solutions are not only expensive and complex endeavours, but also have far reaching implications. Given that the implementation and adoption of these e-health solutions is so important, not to mention also requiring a substantial investment in various resources such as time and money, it is therefore essential to ensure their success. The following proffers a socio-technical analysis as an appropriate strategy to ensure more successful outcomes. An exemplar case study of the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR), the chosen e-health solution by the Australian government is provided to illustrate the benefits such an analysis might provide.
DOI: 10.4018/jehmc.2013040105
ISBN: 9781466663398
Type: Chapter
Affiliated Organisations: Epworth Research Institute, School of Business IT and Logistics,RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria.
Health Innovations Research Institute, School of Business IT and Logistics, RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria.
Appears in Collections:Health Informatics

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