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Medical Information Systems Use in China: Organizational and Social Impact Factors

Medical Information Systems Use in China: Organizational and Social Impact Factors
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Author(s): Yin Yang (The Pennsylvania State University, USA), Amanda Spink (University of Pittsburgh, USA) and Daniel Lorence (Department of Health Policy and Administration, USA)
Copyright: 2004
Pages: 6
Source title: Innovations Through Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-261-9.ch161
ISBN13: 9781616921255
EISBN13: 9781466665347

Abstract

This paper explores the impact factors within societal context in China for medical information systems related to patient health service, the quality of medical information and clinical decision making processes. We investigate the diverse arena of information technology development and use in the Chinese cross-cultural social context. The purpose is to provide a new perspective on medical information systems research by examining the social shaping of IT. Findings reveal the primacy of societal and cultural influences on successful use and development of medical information systems in China.

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