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The organizing vision of telehealth

Cornford, Tony and Klecun, Ela (2002) The organizing vision of telehealth. In: ECIS 2002, June 6-8 2002, Gdańsk, Poland.

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Abstract

Telehealth – the provision of health services at a distance in an electronic form via modern telecommunications networks – has been increasingly proposed as an alternative to more conventional, person-to-person modes of delivery and as having a potential transformative role within health care structures. The proponents of telehealth point out its potential to contribute to more equitable healthcare - reaching, for example geographically and socially excluded populations, to develop enhanced modes of service delivery for health, and to reduce or at least contain the escalating costs of healthcare provision. Against this background of ambition and potential, this paper utilises Swanson and Ramiller’s (1997) concepts of organising visions of information systems innovations to explore the processes by which telehealth innovations acquire an identity, and (sometimes) recognition and acceptance within relevant communities.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Official URL: http://ecis2002.univ.gda.pl/ecis2002.html
Additional Information: © 2002 The authors
Library of Congress subject classification: T Technology > T Technology (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Sets: Research centres and groups > Information Systems and Innovation Group
Departments > Management
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2010 12:31
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/27120/

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