The politics of information and communication technology diffusion: A case study in a UK primary health care trust

Wainwright, David and Waring, Teresa (2006) The politics of information and communication technology diffusion: A case study in a UK primary health care trust. In: The Transfer and Diffusion of Information Technology for Organizational Resilience. Springer, London, pp. 71-90. ISBN 978-0-387-34409-6

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/0-387-34410-1_5

Abstract

This paper investigates the politics of ICT diffusion and presents the findings from a pilot study conducted across general medical practices based within a Primary Care Trust in the North East of England. An overview is provided of the macro level politics of ICT adoption in a UK primary health care and the applicability of diffusion of innovation research within the healthcare context. A research approach, based on phenomenology, semi-structured interviews, and template analysis is adopted in the study in order to conduct and provide a rich analysis of the data. The findings are discussed using a modified diffusuion of innovation framework. Conclusions highlight how ICT innovation is politically constrained, perceived, and motivated within primary healthcare environments and how in this case it might influence organizational resilience.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: diffusion of innovation, General medical practice, ICT, organization resilience, Primary health care, template analysis
Subjects: N200 Management studies
P100 Information Services
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
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Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2015 11:41
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2017 14:20
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/20072

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