Integration of clinical information systems in Saudi Arabian health care contexts: A grounded theory exploration

Alomeer, Saleh Hadi (2016) Integration of clinical information systems in Saudi Arabian health care contexts: A grounded theory exploration. Professional Doctorate thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

This research examined the implementation of clinical information system technology in a large Saudi Arabian health care organisation. The research was underpinned by symbolic interactionism and grounded theory methods informed data collection and analysis. Observations, a review of policy documents and 38 interviews with registered nurses produced in-depth data. Analysis generated three abstracted concepts that explained how imported technology increased practice and health care complexity rather than enhance quality patient care. The core category, Disseminating Change, also depicted a hierarchical and patriarchal culture that shaped the implementation process at the levels of government, organisation and the individual.

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ID Code: 91728
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Professional Doctorate)
Supervisor: Barnard, Alan, Windsor, Carol, & Foster, Joanne
Keywords: Saudi Arabia, Clinical information system, Implementation, Integration, Culture, Social process, Nurses, Hospitals, Symbolic interactionism, Grounded theory
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 30 Mar 2016 04:59
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2016 05:00

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