Health informatics in the eyes of the overseas-born health professionals
Le, Q (2008) Health informatics in the eyes of the overseas-born health professionals. In: Australia's Health Informatics Conference - the Person in the Centre, August 31 - September 2, 2008, Melbourne.
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With the rapid development of information technology (IT), health informatics (HI) has a fi rm technological
basis for the development and enhancement of health care systems. Although health informatics depends
heavily on the power of technology for its form and function, it is fundamentally a human discourse which
deals with issues such as interpersonal communication, organisational interaction, trust, confi dentiality etc.
This study investigated the views and attitudes of overseas-born health professionals about health informatics
in terms of confi dentiality, coordination, management, communication and technical user-friendliness.
Both qualitative and quantitative approaches were used in this study. It included a survey and interviews of
overseas-born health professionals in Australia.
The results indicated that there was some confusion among health workers about the concept and principles
of health informatics. Confi dentiality was viewed as a signifi cant aspect which may make or break health
informatics. Concerns were also raised about possible miscommunication and mismanagement.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Keywords:||Health informatics, confidentiality, health care system.|
|Deposited By:||Dr Quynh Le|
|Deposited On:||16 Sep 2008 16:26|
|Last Modified:||17 Sep 2008 14:38|
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