Title: E-Healthcare Maturity in Taiwan
Authors: Liu, Chung-Feng
Hwang, Hsin-Ginn
Chang, Hui-Chuan
資訊管理與財務金融系 註:原資管所+財金所
Department of Information Management and Finance
Keywords: e-healthcare maturity;multidimensional measuring model;electronic medical record
Issue Date: 1-Sep-2011
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to explore the status of e-healthcare maturity in Taiwan following a nationwide investigation sponsored by the Department of Health. Based on Nolan's stage model and related studies, we propose a multidimensional model to gain a better understanding of the current status of e-healthcare maturity in hospitals. The target subjects included every hospital in Taiwan. A total of 538 hospitals were successfully interviewed, showing a high response rate of 94.4%. The results indicate that the overall e-healthcare maturity of Taiwanese hospitals is fairly high. Such a high degree of maturity is critical for formulating e-healthcare policy to stimulate the exchange of electronic medical record. This article provides a brief comparison of the situation in other countries and posits that Taiwan holds a position of relative maturity in the world of e-healthcare development.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/tmj.2010.0228
ISSN: 1530-5627
DOI: 10.1089/tmj.2010.0228
Volume: 17
Issue: 7
Begin Page: 569
End Page: 573
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