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

Muhammad, Imran, Teoh, SY and Wickramasinghe, Nilmini 2014, The need for a socio-technical analysis in e-health: The case of the PCEHRHealthcare Administration: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications, IGI Global,, pp.1123-1138, doi: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6339-8.ch060.

Title The need for a socio-technical analysis in e-health: The case of the PCEHR
Author(s) Muhammad, ImranORCID iD for Muhammad, Imran
Teoh, SY
Wickramasinghe, NilminiORCID iD for Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Title of book Healthcare Administration: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Publication date 2014
Start page 1123
End page 1138
Total pages 16
Publisher IGI Global
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
ISBN 1466663391
Language eng
DOI 10.4018/978-1-4666-6339-8.ch060
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HERDC Research category B1.1 Book chapter
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