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Presentation
Inquiring knowledge management systems—A Chinese medicine perspective
Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (2015)
  • Catherine Han Lin, RMIT University
  • Angela Wei Hong Yang, RMIT University
  • Siddhi Pittayachawan, RMIT University
  • Doug Vogel
  • Nilmini Wickramasinghe, RMIT University
Abstract

Information Systems/Information Technology (IS/IT) can facilitate superior healthcare delivery. However, studies of IS/IT systems and implementations for Chinese Medicine (CM) practice are very limited. We analyze different inquiring systems and identify that CM can be more easily mapped as a combination of Hegelian and Kantian inquiring systems where multiple perspectives and facts as inputs are considered and analyzed in complicated tasks. These two inquiring systems also have characteristics to cater for formal data analysis but the outcome or solution maybe individual and/or non-predefined. This is important in the context of CM and provides the platform for CM's individual prescriptions for the same disease in different patients. From this perspective, we explore how IS/IT might be used to support the delivery of CM clinics in their daily operations. This research uses a mixed research method to study a case clinic in the context of CM clinical medicine management system.

Publication Date
January, 2015
Citation Information
Catherine Han Lin, Angela Wei Hong Yang, Siddhi Pittayachawan, Doug Vogel, et al.. "Inquiring knowledge management systems—A Chinese medicine perspective" Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/siddhi/31/