Title: Emerging e-business technologies for electronic medical records

Authors: Liping Liu, Qingxiong Ma

Addresses: College of Business Administration, University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325-4801, USA. ' Department of Computer Information Systems, Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, MO 64093, USA

Abstract: The software industry is currently undergoing a revolutionary transition from software as products to software as services. In this paper, we introduce emerging e-business technologies including application services, web services, and grid services. We show how these technologies help surmount economic and technical obstacles to adopting electronic medical records, and propose a service provision model for implementing the infrastructure for sharing medical records. Finally, by extending the technology acceptance model, we show how cognitive factors impact the acceptance of application services by healthcare workers.

Keywords: application service provision; electronic medical records; electronic medical services; e-services; grid services; web services; e-business.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHTM.2003.004124

International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management, 2003 Vol.5 No.3/4/5, pp.157 - 178

Available online: 31 Mar 2004 *

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