National electronic health records and the digital disruption of moral orders.

  title={National electronic health records and the digital disruption of moral orders.},
  author={Karin Garrety and Ian P. McLoughlin and R Geoffrey Wilson and Gregor Zelle and Mike G Martin},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
The digitalisation of patient health data to provide national electronic health record systems (NEHRS) is a major objective of many governments. Proponents claim that NEHRS will streamline care, reduce mistakes and cut costs. However, building these systems has proved highly problematic. Using recent developments in Australia as an example, we argue that a hitherto unexamined source of difficulty concerns the way NEHRS disrupt the moral orders governing the production, ownership, use of and… CONTINUE READING
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