Wireless ehealth applications: are we on the right track?

Gururajan, Raj ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5919-0174 and Hafeez-Baig, Abdul ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3848-8008 (2005) Wireless ehealth applications: are we on the right track? In: IADIS Virtual Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2005 (IADIS 2005), 11-29 April 2005.


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[Abstract]: Due to the proliferation of wireless technology in the past 24 months, emerging software solutions to healthcare problems assume the option of 'mobility' for many medical professionals such as doctors and nurses. Inherently these professionals are mobile and hence the assumption that mobile solutions would provide significant performance improvements is valid. However, due to the limited knowledge available to development teams about the various requirements of the healthcare, and due to the difficulty in understanding how the health information systems function at an organisational level, it appears that the wireless eHealth solutions developed to date appear to be performing below the expected level. This review paper, from practitioners' identified various guidelines provided in developing wireless solutions and matched them with two specific solutions presented in 2004 HIC conference. The analysis, based on the presented information, indicates that there is a glaring gap between the practitioners' literature and the current practices. Hence the question, 'Wireless eHealth Applications: Are we on the right track?'. This paper does not attempt to answer this question but opens up a number of questions that will be investigated in depth in 2005 so as to seek answers to the wireless eHealth development phenomenon in the Australian healthcare industry.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Information Systems (Up to 31 Mar 2007)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Information Systems (Up to 31 Mar 2007)
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:30
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2016 00:31
Uncontrolled Keywords: wireless technology, healthcare, health care, e-health, technology management, mobile, mobility
Fields of Research (2008): 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
Fields of Research (2020): 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3599 Other commerce, management, tourism and services > 359999 Other commerce, management, tourism and services not elsewhere classified
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4203 Health services and systems > 420306 Health care administration
40 ENGINEERING > 4006 Communications engineering > 400608 Wireless communication systems and technologies (incl. microwave and millimetrewave)
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/864

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