Wireless solutions developed for the Australian healthcare: a review

Gururajan, Raj and Murugesan, San (2005) Wireless solutions developed for the Australian healthcare: a review. In: International Conference on Mobile Business (ICMB 2005), 11-13 Jul 2005, Sydney, Australia.

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Abstract

Despite the emergence of innovative wireless solutions in healthcare, the current status of Health Information Systems (HIS) is primitive and a myriad of problems have crept into the development of these systems. Gartner research shows that the status of the HIS is about 10 years behind the expectation, and other studies have identified several issues in implementing IT healthcare applications. Wireless technologies and portable computing devices could be put into greater use in healthcare to provide timely and quality care and to remedy some of the organisational problems. In this paper, we present a review of wireless solutions in Australian healthcare. Our study reveals that, in spite of the sophistication and maturity of the wireless technology, healthcare organisations in Australia are far from deploying enterprise-wide wireless solutions, and this is in part due to complexities in deploying them and associated management problems such as the lack of broader vision and drive and support for new initiatives. We also provide some key recommendations for successful wireless implementation in healthcare.


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Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:17
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2013 05:15
Uncontrolled Keywords: wireless technology; mobile technology; mobile devices; healthcare; health care; m-health; e-health; technology management
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150307 Innovation and Technology Management
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111709 Health Care Administration
10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100510 Wireless Communications
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1109/ICMB.2005.116
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/205

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