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Telehealth technology: consequences for structure through use

Cornford, Tony ORCID: 0000-0001-9202-1498 and Klecun, Ela ORCID: 0000-0002-0329-1566 (2001) Telehealth technology: consequences for structure through use. In: Patel, V. L., Rogers, R and Haux, R, (eds.) Medinfo 2001: Proceedings of the 10th World Congress on Medical Informatics. Studies in health technology and informatics (vol. 8). IOS Press, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 1140-1145. ISBN 9781586031947

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In recent years the focus of ICTs in healthcare has changed from the 'back office' to the front end of patient care. These changes have been brought about by a number of factors including the potential of technologies, pressures for modernisation and administrative reforms, including blurring of the boundaries between different organisations (within and beyond the health sector), and which break down traditional barriers between administration of health services and the practice of medicine In this paper we explore in particular how technology is implicated in such changes, focussing on the consequences of the use of the new telehealth technologies, as seen in a set of linked case studies from an inner city borough in London. The paper addresses the way these technologies, through routine use, become (or not) resources and rules that embody new structures for health care.

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Additional Information: © 2001 IMIA
Divisions: Management
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2010 12:41
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