The need for a socio-technical analysis in E-health: the case of the PCEHR

Muhammad, Imran, Teoh, Say Yen and Wickramasinghe, Nilmini 2013, The need for a socio-technical analysis in E-health: the case of the PCEHR, International journal of e-health and medical communications, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 65-79, doi: 10.4018/jehmc.2013040105.

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Title The need for a socio-technical analysis in E-health: the case of the PCEHR
Author(s) Muhammad, Imran
Teoh, Say Yen
Wickramasinghe, NilminiORCID iD for Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Journal name International journal of e-health and medical communications
Volume number 4
Issue number 2
Article ID 5
Start page 65
End page 79
Total pages 15
Publisher IGI Global
Place of publication Hershey, Pa.
Publication date 2013-04
ISSN 1947-315X
Summary Healthcare systems around the globe are facing a number of challenges. Thus Increasing focus is being placed on constructing appropriate healthcare reforms which are attempting to address how to tackle these challenges. A critical enabler in these reforms is the adoption of an e-health solution. Such e-health solutions are not only expensive and complex endeavours, but also have far reaching implications. Given that the implementation and adoption of these e-health solutions is so important, not to mention also requiring a substantial investment in various resources such as time and money, it is therefore essential to ensure their success. The following proffers a socio-technical analysis as an appropriate strategy to ensure more successful outcomes. An exemplar case study of the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR), the chosen e-health solution by the Australian government is provided to illustrate the benefits such an analysis might provide.
Language eng
DOI 10.4018/jehmc.2013040105
Field of Research 080699 Information Systems not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920299 Health and Support Services not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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