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An Overview of E-Health Development in Australia

An Overview of E-Health Development in Australia
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Author(s): Say Yen Teoh (RMIT University, Australia), Mohini Singh (RMIT University, Australia) and Josephine Chong (Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand)
Copyright: 2013
Pages: 17
Source title: User-Driven Healthcare: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Information Resources Management Association (USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2770-3.ch045

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Abstract

This chapter is a discussion of e-health development in Australia. The Australian government has been very proactive in e-government and applications of e-government such as e-health in the last five years. E-health is an important application of e-government in Australia for innovation of the public sector, as well as due to its very sparsely populated large rural areas. E-health development in this chapter is analysed using Layne and Lee’s (2001) e-government development model due to the similarities in the stages of development of both applications. This chapter illustrates that in Australia e-health development is mostly at the informational stage. It also indicates that e-health developments can be established in four stages of information; transaction; vertical and horizontal integration of services.

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