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Title: Achieving e-health success - the key role for ANT. Technological advancements and the impact of Actor Network Theory.
Authors: Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Editors: Tatnall, Arthur
Other Authors: Tatnall, Arthur
Keywords: e-Health
OECD Countries
Actor Network Theory
Web 2.0
Web 1.0
Social Networking Sites Technology
e-Health Preparedness
Electronic Health Records
Medical Records Systems, Computerized
Delivery of Health Care
Health Care Reform
Chair of Health Informatics Management, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: IGI Global
Citation: Wickramasinghe, N., & Tatnall, A. (2014). Achieving E-Health Success: The Key Role for ANT. Technological Advancements and the Impact of Actor-Network Theory, 209.
Abstract: Healthcare delivery continues to be challenged in all OECD countries. To address these challenges, most are turning their attention to e-health as the panacea. Indeed, it is true that in today's global and networked world, e-health should be the answer for ensuring pertinent information, relevant data and germane knowledge anywhere anytime so that clinicians can deliver superior healthcare. Sadly, healthcare has yet to realise the full potential of e-health, which is in stark contrast to other e-business initiatives such as e-government and e-education, e-finance or e-commerce. This chapter asserts that it is only by embracing a rich theoretical lens of analysis that the full potential of e-health can be harnessed, and thus it proffers Actor Network Theory (ANT) as such a lens.
DOI: DOI:10.40181978-1-4666-6126-4.ch012
ISBN: 9781466661264
Type: Chapter
Affiliated Organisations: RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia
Type of Clinical Study or Trial: Analysis
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