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Increasingly, medical records are being stored in computer databases that allow for efficiencies in providing treatment and in the processing of clinical and financial services. Computerization of medical records has also diminished patient privacy and, in particular, has increased the potential for misuse, especially in the form of nonconsensual secondary(More)
O ur 1997 study of CHIN implementations compared diverse network models to categorize these systems based on their purpose, participants, funding source, and services provided [9], identifying four distinct CHIN models: home health delivery, voluntary, enterprise, and telephone-based networks. We looked at a phone-accessible Internet-based computer network(More)
The airline, ®nancial, retail, consumer goods and cotton industries are not alone in their increased use of interorganizational information systems (IOSs). Health care organizations are investing and participating in a growing number of IOSs, such as community health information networks (CHINs) and integrated delivery systems (IDS). This paper examines the(More)
With the changing demographics of the American workforce, the National Science Foundation along with the U.S. Department of Commerce have highlighted the shortage of minorities in IT careers (<u>http://www.ta.doc.gov/Reports/itsw/itsw.pdf</u>). Meeting the IT skill challenge is critical and will require a multifaceted approach. One approach to(More)
Telemedicine (health-care delivery where physicians examine distant patients using telecommunications technologies) has been heralded as one of several possible solutions to some of the medical dilemmas that face many developing countries. In this study, we examine the current state of telemedicine in a developing country, India. Telemedicine has brought a(More)
Product or company names used in this set are for identification purposes only. Inclusion of the names of the products or companies does not indicate a claim of ownership by IGI Global of the trademark or registered trademark. Interpersonal relations and social patterns in communication technologies : discourse norms, language structures and cultural(More)
Much attention has been focused on creating diversity in research in the Information Systems (IS) discipline (DeSanctis, 1993; King, 1993; Benbasat and Weber, 1996; Robey, 1996). However, ethnic diversity among the IS faculty has not been a primary research focus. African-, Hispanic- and Native-Americans represent only 4.9% of the more than 24,000 business(More)
Service industries, such as health care and banking, process large amounts of sensitive customer data in their daily transactions. The information obtained from this data frequently supports the competitive strategies of organizations while concurrently causing uncertainty and concern from the customer. Furthermore and given the service orientation of these(More)