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Why is it so hard to set up systems for sharing electronic health records? A framework for investigating complex sociotechnical change
Faculty of Commerce - Papers (Archive)
  • Karin H Garrety, University of Wollongong
  • Andrew Dalley, University of Wollongong
RIS ID
29769
Publication Date
1-1-2009
Publication Details

Garrety, K. H. & Dalley, A. (2009). Why is it so hard to set up systems for sharing electronic health records? A framework for investigating complex sociotechnical change. In N. Beaumont (Eds.), Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (pp. 1-15). Adelaide, Australia: Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management.

Abstract

Governments and private companies around the world have spent millions of dollars attempting to establish electronic systems for sharing individual health records. Although technologically feasible, they have been very difficult to implement because of political, cultural and legal complexities. In this paper, we develop a theoretical framework for investigating attempts to build and implement electronic health record systems that draws on the work of practice theorist Laurent Thévenot and health policy analyst Jenny Lewis. We use data from a pilot study of two electronic health record projects to illustrate how the framework can be used to analyse complex sociotechnical innovations that span organisational and professional boundaries.

Citation Information
Karin H Garrety and Andrew Dalley. "Why is it so hard to set up systems for sharing electronic health records? A framework for investigating complex sociotechnical change" (2009) p. 1 - 15
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kgarrety/30/