Informatics in health and aged care: a research program to support strategy development and implementation

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.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:17
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:31
Uncontrolled Keywords: e-health, health informatics, information technology
Fields of Research : 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111711 Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance)

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