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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, D.B.A.
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: 1-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: Health Informatics
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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