Barriers to implementing eHealth : a multi-dimensional perspective

Alkhaldi, Bidah, Sahama, Tony R., Huxley, Craig, & Gajanayake, Randike (2014) Barriers to implementing eHealth : a multi-dimensional perspective. In Studies in Health Technology and Informatics [e-Health - For Continuity of Care], IOS Press, Istanbul, Turkey, pp. 875-879.

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This paper strives to identify barriers that hamper eHealth implementation from different perspectives. The benefits offered by eHealth and the need for eHealth preparedness is first discussed. This is followed by a discussion on the integral components of a robust eHealth infrastructure. Then, the barriers to eHealth such as technical interoperability issues, lack of holistic approach and technology disconnect are explained in detail. Finally, solutions to promote better adoption of eHealth through government policies, standardisation and training are also discussed.

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ID Code: 72771
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Proceedings of the 25th European Medical Informatics Conference
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Keywords: eHealth, implementation barriers, technical interoperability, eHealth preparedness
DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-432-9-875
ISSN: 0926-9630
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000)
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 2014 IOS Press and European Federation for Medical Informatics
Deposited On: 12 Jun 2014 22:55
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2014 21:44

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