Emergence of an Information Infrastructure through Integrating Waste Drug Recycling, Medication Management, and Household Drug Management in China

dc.contributor.author Luo, Yumei
dc.contributor.author Reimers, Kai
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-03T00:22:09Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-03T00:22:09Z
dc.date.issued 2019-01-08
dc.description.abstract The total amount of waste drugs is expanding significantly as populations age and societies become wealthier. Drug waste is becoming a problem for health and environment. Thus, how to reduce and effectively dispose of waste drugs is increasingly becoming an issue for society. In this paper, we analyze the current situation with regard to existing systems for expired drug recycling and disposal in China and suggest that by connecting the involved practices of waste drug recycling, medication management, and household drug management the incentives to participate in an integrated drug recycling system can be dramatically increased for all involved actors. This is important from an IS perspective because such connecting of practices could account for a novel mechanism of information infrastructure emergence, known from physics as ‘state transition’. By contrast, the current literature focuses on the development of information infrastructures through growth at the periphery, mostly driven by user activity and enabled by modular and flexible designs. Our approach could explain the de-novo emergence of an information infrastructure.
dc.format.extent 9 pages
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2019.485
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-2-6
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/59837
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject IT Adoption, Diffusion and Evaluation in Healthcare
dc.subject Information Technology in Healthcare
dc.subject China, Household drug management, Information infrastructure, Medication management, Waste drug recycling,
dc.title Emergence of an Information Infrastructure through Integrating Waste Drug Recycling, Medication Management, and Household Drug Management in China
dc.type Conference Paper
dc.type.dcmi Text
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