eHealth in Australia and elsewhere : a comparison and lessons for the near future

Gajanayake, Randike, Sahama, Tony R., & Iannella, Renato (2013) eHealth in Australia and elsewhere : a comparison and lessons for the near future. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics [Health Informatics: Digital Health Service Delivery - The Future Is Now! Proceedings of the 21st Australian National Health Informatics Conference (HIC 2013)], 188, pp. 26-32.

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Meticulous planning and preparation do not always guarantee that eHealth programs unfold as predicted. eHealth entails interdependent social interactions which are difficult to predict without past experience or reference to lessons learned. Judicious insight into past case studies and eventualities, therefore, is essential towards building a successful eHealth solution. Australia’s eHealth program is at a crucial stage where appropriate policy considerations and operational changes are in order. In this paper, we present an initial exploration of prominent eHealth initiatives of other countries to identify similarities, differences and to seek lessons towards making Australia’s eHealth initiative a better journey.

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ID Code: 59184
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: eHealth, failure, success, PCEHR, adoption
DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-266-0-26
ISSN: 0926-9630
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Past > Institutes > Information Security Institute
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 please consult the authors
Deposited On: 18 Apr 2013 05:15
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2014 03:54

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