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Title: Designing enabling regulatory frameworks to facilitate the diffusion of wireless technology solutions in healthcare.
Book Title: Lean Thinking for Healthcare
Epworth Authors: Wickramasinghe, N
Editors: Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Al-Hakim, Latif
Gonzalez, Chris
Tan, Joseph
Other Authors: Troshani, Indrit
Goldberg, Steve
Keywords: E-Heath
E-Health Solutions
Healthcare Delivery
Chronic Diseases
Pervasive Healthcare
Wireless in Healthcare
Regulation
Co-Regulation
Chair of Health Informatics Management, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Springer New York
Abstract: Pervasive e-health solutions are emerging as a solution to address key challenges faced in healthcare delivery including escalating costs and the exponential increase of chronic diseases. However, existing regulatory regimes appear to be one of the key stumbling blocks in trying to successfully diffuse these proven superior technology solutions. This is largely due to the fact that they are ill-equipped for dealing with them. The following exploratory study serves to investigate institutional regulatory factors that can impact the adoption of such pervasive solutions. These factors are important as they can shape both the nature of these solutions and their diffusion trajectory. In particular it is argued that co-regulation, a mixture of direct monitoring and intervention of regulators through legislation and complete industry self-regulation, can be an effective approach especially in view of the complex and dynamic nature of this industry. Co-regulation can minimize monitoring costs and enhance compliance. A case vignette is provided to illustrate these points.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11434/1587
DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-8036-5_19
ISBN: 978-1-4614-8035-8
Type: Chapter
Affiliated Organisations: Health Informatics
Appears in Collections:Health Informatics

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