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Critical Issues in Implementing and Adopting National e-Health Solutions: Lessons from Australia’s MyHealth Record

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Title:Critical Issues in Implementing and Adopting National e-Health Solutions: Lessons from Australia’s MyHealth Record
Authors:Muhammad, Imran
Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Keywords:Global Health IT Strategies
ANT, e-Health implementation, Healthcare Delivery, Healthcare Management, MyHealth Record
Date Issued:03 Jan 2018
Abstract:Globally, healthcare reforms are being initiated to address the tremendous challenges facing healthcare systems. Without exception, these reforms include the implementation of a variety of e-health solutions. Such e-health solutions are complex and have far-reaching implications. We argue that while these implementations and adoption of e-health solutions are necessary, it is essential that an appropriate lens of analysis should be used to maximise and sustain the benefits of IS/IT (information systems/information technology) in healthcare delivery. Hence, in this paper, we proffer Actor-Network Theory (ANT) as an appropriate lens to evaluate these various e-health solutions and illustrate in the context of MyHealth Record, the chosen e-health solution for Australia. The results of this study reveal that the implementation of eHealth is a complex process and approaching it nationally, serves to make it significantly more challenging with enormous barriers.
Pages/Duration:10 pages
URI/DOI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/50248
ISBN:978-0-9981331-1-9
DOI:10.24251/HICSS.2018.360
Rights:Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Appears in Collections: Global Health IT Strategies


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