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Title: e-Health in Australia and Germany.
Book Title: Technological advancements and the impact of Actor Network Theory.
Epworth Authors: Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Editors: Tatnall, Arthur
Other Authors: Zwicker, Manuel
Seitz, Juergen
Keywords: Epworth HealthCare, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record
German Electronic Health Card
Actor Network Theory
OECD countries
Health Information Management
Medical Informatics
e-Health Solutions
Chair of Healthcare Information, Epworth HealthCare, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: IGI Hershey
Citation: Zwicker, M., Seitz, J., & Wickramasinghe, N. (2014). E-Health in Australia and Germany. Technological Advancements and the Impact of Actor-Network Theory, 145.
Abstract: This chapter focuses on two specific e-health solutions, the PCEHR in Australia and the German EHC. National e-health solutions are being developed by most if not all OECD countries, but few studies compare and contrast these solutions to uncover the true benefits and critical success criteria. The chapter provides an assessment of these two solutions, the possibility for any lessons learnt with regard to designing and implementing successful and appropriate e-health solutions, as well as understanding the major barriers and facilitators that must be addressed. Finally, ANT is used to provide a rich lens to investigate the key issues in these respective e-health solutions.
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6126-4.ch008
ISBN: 9781466661264
Type: Chapter
Affiliated Organisations: RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
DHBW Heidenheim, Germany
Type of Clinical Study or Trial: Comparative Study
Appears in Collections:Health Informatics

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