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Health informatics: an intercultural perspective


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Le, Q 2007 , 'Health informatics: an intercultural perspective', paper presented at the The 12th International Health (Medical) Informatics Congress, Medinfo 2007, 20-24 August 2007, Brisbane, Australia.

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Health informatics is a significant contribution to health care. It provides health professionals with powerful technologies to enhance their performance in caring for patients. The introduction of health informatics has added a new dimension in the health discourse. However, there are also issues and problems which are associated with health informatics, particularly in relation to privacy, confidentiality and data security, which are deeply embedded in culture. As privacy and confidentiality are linguistically and culturally constructed, health workers, patients and the public may have different views and exhibit different behaviours towards health informatics. The discussion of these issues is situated in an intercultural discourse.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Authors/Creators:Le, Q
Keywords: Electronic health record, health care systems, data integrity, electronic medical record, health informatics
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