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Title: Using IS/IT to support the delivery of Chinese medicine: a Chinese medicine clinic management system.
Epworth Authors: Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Han Lin, Catherine
Other Authors: Pittayachawan, Siddhi
Wei Hong Yang, Angela
Keywords: IS/IT Healthcare
Medicine Management System
Chinese Medicine
Western Medicine
Clinical Processes
Clinical Management Systems
Information Systems
Chair of Health Informatics Management, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Inderscience
Citation: International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology, 16(3), 223-243.
Abstract: OECD countries today are focusing on ways to incorporate IS/IT to facilitate superior healthcare delivery. However, studies of IS/IT implementations for Chinese Medicine (CM) practice are very limited. We analyse western medicine (WM) and CM diagnosis and treatment processes and find that these clinical processes share some similarities. Hence, we contend that by implementing IS/IT system solutions, CM practice can also enjoy similar benefits from IS/IT as WM. This paper serves to identify a role for IS/IT in assisting CM clinic key processes as well as identify key IT investment portfolio components of such IS/IT solutions.
ISSN: 1752-6418
Journal Title: International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology
Type: Journal Article
Affiliated Organisations: School of Business IT and Logistics, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
School of Health Sciences, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Type of Clinical Study or Trial: Exploratory Qualitative Design
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