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How using ANT can assist to understand key issues for successful e-Health solutions

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posted on 2024-06-03, 19:56 authored by Imran MuhammadImran Muhammad, Manuel Zwicker, Nilmini Wickramasinghe
Globally in healthcare, the focus is on designing and implementing national e-health solutions in an attempt to address key challenges that are plaguing healthcare delivery. However, despite the initial euphoria and notwithstanding the significant investments made, to date, many of these e-health solutions have yet to prove their success or have been complete failures. This paper presents the findings from an exploratory study that examined e-health initiatives in five countries Australia, China, Germany, UK and US to understand why these e-health solutions have not as yet delivered the promised results. The paper proffers Actor-Network Theory (ANT) as an appropriately rich theoretical lens that can be used to assist in the understanding of key issues for successful e-health solutions.

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Journal

International Journal of Actor-Network Theory and Technological Innovation

Volume

5

Pagination

47-63

Location

Hershey, Pa.

ISSN

1942-535X

eISSN

1942-5368

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Issue

3

Publisher

IGI Global

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