E-Health readiness framework from Electronic Health Records perspective Online publication date: Fri, 01-Oct-2010
by JunHua Li, Lesley Pek Wee Land, Pradeep Ray, Subhagata Chattopadhyaya
International Journal of Internet and Enterprise Management (IJIEM), Vol. 6, No. 4, 2010
Abstract: Electronic Health (E-Health) systems include applications of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) to promote healthcare services support, delivery and education. The success of an E-Health system is very much dependent on the success of Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems, as EHR forms the core of any E-Health system. Readiness assessment has been identified as an essential requirement for the success of EHR in terms of adoption rate or acceptance. Through a literature review of current E-Health readiness frameworks, it is observed that most studied components reflect healthcare providers' and organisational perspectives but there is an inconsistent coverage of the evaluation components. Further, an unclear measure of readiness levels poses another problem for E-Health readiness assessment. This paper presents an E-Health Readiness Assessment Framework (EHRAF) by integrating components of each reviewed framework and quantifying constructs (a graph-based approach) within the new framework.
Online publication date: Fri, 01-Oct-2010
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