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An analysis on the utilisation of health information technology to support clinical operation of Chinese medicineMaximizing healthcare delivery and management through technology integration (2016)
Chinese Medicine (CM) has become increasingly demanding globally. Recent World Health Organisation traditional and complementary medicine strategy of integrating CM to Western Medicine (WM) indicates that it is crucial that CM developments have strong literature, scientific, and evidence-based medical approval and support. To achieve this, there is a need to form a synthesis foundation or platform for future studies. This chapter serves to discover this synthesis that is suitable for CM by discussing the basics of inquiring and Knowledge Management (KM) systems. It suggests that CM should follow a combination of Hegelian and Kantian inquiring systems with the support of Singerian and Leibnizian inquiring systems and KM features. This proposed synthesis is one of the first, if not the first study to apply Churchman's inquiring systems into the context of CM and differentiate them from WM.
Publication DateJanuary, 2016
EditorTiko Iyamu, Arthur Tatnall
Citation InformationCatherine Han-Lin, Angela Wei Hong Yang, Siddhi Pittayachawan and Nilmini Wickramasinghe. "An analysis on the utilisation of health information technology to support clinical operation of Chinese medicine" Hershey, PA, USAMaximizing healthcare delivery and management through technology integration (2016) p. 113 - 132
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/siddhi/40/