Soar, Jeffrey (2005) Informatics in health and aged care: a research program to support strategy development and implementation. In: Second Middle East Conference on Healthcare Informatics (MECHCI'2005), 09-10 Apr 2005, Dubai.
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There is renewed interest in the application of information management and technology to health and aged care in many countries including those in the Middle East. Strategy development has anticipated a range of benefits to health from the application of IM&T. Information strategies in health have sometimes been problematic. While many of the technologies that have recently attracted attention emerged some decades ago the barriers to their wide-spread adoption requires further research. Desktop-based systems have not always been well adopted in healthcare and there is an expectation that more recent innovations such as mobile technologies may better suit the work-practices of these and other mobile clinicians. There is a need for assistance in the practical steps of evaluating technology, development and implementation of information standards, encouraging and enabling adoption of IM&T, and the development of rigorous financial cases for investment incorporating how benefits aims to be realised. There is also a need for the development of specific strategy for information management in aged care. All of these require a stronger research base including the development of methodologies, experimentation and learning through demonstrator projects. This research in progress paper outlines an active research program for health informatics with a particular focus on aged care that has been developed in collaboration with researchers from Japan, Australia, New Zealand and other countries to support the development, implementation and evaluation of IM&T.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||e-health, health informatics, information technology|
|Fields of Research (FOR2008):||11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111711 Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance)|
|Subjects:||320000 Medical and Health Sciences > 321200 Public Health and Health Services > 321203 Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance)|
|Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008):||UNSPECIFIED|
|Deposited On:||11 Oct 2007 10:17|
|Last Modified:||18 Oct 2011 13:17|
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