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Mobile Healthcare Information Systems: Thru’ the Ant Lens

Mobile Healthcare Information Systems: Thru’ the Ant Lens
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Author(s): Bardo Fraunholz (Deakin University, Australia) and Chandana Unnithan (Deakin University, Australia)
Copyright: 2005
Pages: 4
Source title: Managing Modern Organizations Through Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-822-2.ch089

Abstract

Deployment of mobile technologies and applications in healthcare are becoming prevalent worldwide. As mobile innovation and standards in wireless continue to evolve, so does the mobile health care information systems framework. In this paper, we explore this evolving framework by synthesising current technologies, applications, issues and examining this through the actor-network theory (ANT) which seeks to understand socio-technical change by adopting a symmetric treatment of people and technologies.

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