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Title: An analysis on the utilisation of health information technology to support clinical operation of Chinese medicine. Maximising healthcare delivery and management with technology integration.
Authors: Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Han Lin, Catherine
Editors: Iyamu, Tiko
Tatnall, Arthur
Other Authors: Yang, Angela Wei Hong
Pittayachawan, Siddhi
Vogel, Douglas
Keywords: Knowledge Management
Health Information Management
Medical Informatics
Delivery of Health Care
IS/IT healthcare
Information Systems
Clinical Management Systems
Medicine Management System
Chinese Medicine
Medicine, Chinese Traditional
Chair of Health Informatics Management, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: Sep-2015
Publisher: IGI Hershey
Citation: Wickramasinghe, N., Han Lin, C., Yang, A., Pittayachawan, S., & Vogel, D. (2015). An analysis on the utilization of health information technology to support clinical operation of Chinese medicine. In I. Tiko, & A. Tatnall (Eds.), Maximising healthcare delivery and management with technology integration (pp. 113-132). Retrieved from
Abstract: Chinese Medicine (CM) has become increasingly demanding globally. Recent World Health Organisation traditional and complementary medicine strategy of integrating CM to Western Medicine (WM) indicates that it is crucial that CM developments have strong literature, scientific, and evidence-based medical approval and support. To achieve this, there is a need to form a synthesis foundation or platform for future studies. This chapter serves to discover this synthesis that is suitable for CM by discussing the basics of inquiring and Knowledge Management (KM) systems. It suggests that CM should follow a combination of Hegelian and Kantian inquiring systems with the support of Singerian and Leibnizian inquiring systems and KM features. This proposed synthesis is one of the first, if not the first study to apply Churchman's inquiring systems into the context of CM and differentiate them from WM.
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9446-0.ch008
ISBN: 9781466694460
Type: Chapter
Affiliated Organisations: School of Business IT and Logistics, RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Deakin University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Type of Clinical Study or Trial: Descriptive Study
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