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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)
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)
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)
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)
Adaptive structuration theory (AST) has long been an accepted framework for investigating structures within technological artifacts and work environments. Information systems, organization science and communication scholars have prefaced AST context in terms of collaborative, group decision support systems. The social structures, however, can be(More)
Introduction Women in Computing, Engineering and Technology are a formally declared minority in the world. Related statistics indicate under-representation in academy and industry in every country. On the other hand, feminist research approaches have been ignored or neglected when studying phenomena related to gender issues in science and engineering. There(More)
While Sub-Sahara African women have historically assumed the roles of both housewives and subsistence farmers, they have had few opportunities to participate in the modern economies of the region. However, this trend is changing with the exponential growth of information and communications technologies (ICT), giving many Sub-Sahara African women access to(More)