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An analysis on the utilisation of health information technology to support clinical operation of Chinese medicine
(2016)
  • Catherine Han-Lin, Deakin University
  • Angela Wei Hong Yang, RMIT University
  • Siddhi Pittayachawan, RMIT University
  • Nilmini Wickramasinghe, Deakin University
Abstract
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 Date
January, 2016
Editor
Tiko Iyamu, Arthur Tatnall
Publisher
IGI Global
ISBN
9781466694460
Citation Information
Catherine 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, USA(2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/siddhi/40/