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Title: How an Actor Network Theory (ANT) analysis can help us to understand the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) in Australia. Technological advancements and the impact of Actor Network Theory.
Epworth Authors: Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Editors: Tatnall, Arthur
Other Authors: Muhammad, Imran
Keywords: Chair of Health Information, Epworth HealthCare, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Health Information Management
Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record
Actor Network Theory
Electronic Health Records
Medical Informatics
Health Information Systems
Health Records, Personal
Technological Innovations-Social Aspects
Information Technology-Social Aspects
Human-Computer Interaction
Issue Date: Jun-2014
Publisher: IGI Hershey
Citation: Muhammad, I., & Wickramasinghe, N. (2014). How an Actor Network Theory (ANT) Analysis Can Help Us to Understand the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) in Australia. Technological Advancements and the Impact of Actor-Network Theory, page 15.
Abstract: Australia has designed, developed, and now implemented its national e-health solution known as the Personally Controlled Electronic Healthcare Record (PCEHR). This is a unique system as it subscribes to a shared governance model between patients and providers. To date though, as with other national e-health solutions, there is poor uptake and much concern regarding the success of this multi-million dollar project. The authors contend that while these implementations and adoptions of e-health solutions are necessary, it is essential that an appropriate lens of analysis should be used in order to maximise and sustain the benefits of Information Systems / Information Technology (IS/IT) in healthcare delivery. Hence in this chapter, the authors proffer Actor Network Theory (ANT) as an appropriate lens to evaluate these various e-health solutions and illustrate in the context of the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR), the chosen e-health solution for Australia.
ISBN: 9781466661264
Type: Chapter
Affiliated Organisations: School of Business IT & Logistics, RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Type of Clinical Study or Trial: Analysis
Appears in Collections:Health Informatics

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