A Social Informatics Account of the Assimilation of an Enterprise-wide Health Information System

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Title A Social Informatics Account of the Assimilation of an Enterprise-wide Health Information System
Author Akkeren, Jeanette Van; Rowlands, Bruce Hamilton
Publication Title ACIS2007: proceedings of the18th Australasian Conference on Information Systems
Editor Mark Toleman
Year Published 2007
Place of publication Toowoomba, Qld
Publisher University of Southern Queensland
Abstract This paper presents findings from a case study of the assimilation process of an enterprise-wide information system in radiology practices in Australia. Interviews with radiologists, radiographers and administrative staff are used to explore the impact of institutional structures on the assimilation process. The paper develops an argument that culture within and outside the practice, institutional structures within the practice and organizational-level management mandates impacted on the assimilation process. The study explores a theoretical framework that integrates elements of social actor theory (Lamb & Kling, 2003) providing a more fine-grained analysis concentrating on the relationships among the radiology practitioners, the technology (an enterprise-wide HIS), and a larger social milieu surrounding its use. Findings are reported that demonstrate both the enablers and inhibitors to the assimilation process based on in-depth interviews with radiology practitioners.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.acis2007.usq.edu.au/
Copyright Statement Copyright remains with the author 2007. The attached file is posted here with permission of the copyright owner for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted. For information about this conference please refer to the publisher's website or contact the author.
ISBN 9780909756963
Conference name 18th Australasian Conference in Information Systems
Location Toowoomba
Date From 2007-12-05
Date To 2007-12-07
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/18344
Date Accessioned 2008-02-29
Date Available 2008-11-12T02:31:25Z
Language en_AU
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Information Systems Management; Information Systems Organisation
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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