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Title: A Manifesto for e-health success: the key role for ANT.
Epworth Authors: Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Other Authors: Bali, Rajeev
Tatnall, Arthur
Keywords: Actor-Network Theory (ANT)
Health Information Systems
Chair of Health Informatics Management, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: IGI Global
Citation: IJANTTI 4.3 (2012): 24-35.
Abstract: Healthcare is the biggest service industry on the globe. Sadly, it has yet to realize 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. However, as all OECD countries grapple with key challenges which are impacting the delivery of cost effective quality healthcare, all are agreed that e-health may hold the key. This makes it more important than ever for successful adoption of e-health. It is the contention of this paper that to be e-health prepared is necessary but not sufficient for successful e-health solutions to be realized. The paper 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 ANT (Actor-network Theory) as such a lens.
DOI: 10.4018/jantti.2012070103
ISSN: 1942-535X
Journal Title: International Journal of Actor-Network Theory and Technological Innovation (IJANTTI)
Type: Journal Article
Type of Clinical Study or Trial: Exploratory Qualitative Design
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