Beyond implementation and resistance: how the delivery of ICT policy is reshaping healthcare
Halford, Susan, Obstfelder, Aud and Lotherington, Ann Therese (2009) Beyond implementation and resistance: how the delivery of ICT policy is reshaping healthcare. Policy & Politics, 37, (1), 113-128. (doi:10.1332/030557308X313714).
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New information and communication technologies (ICTs) offer great promise for the organisation of healthcare. Despite difficulties in implementation, commitment to the use of ICT in healthcare policy remains strong. Using examples from Norway, this article argues that this has set in motion changes beyond concerns about implementation and resistance, tied to an emergent mode of policy delivery dependent on private sector contractors and ICT experts working inside healthcare bureaucracies. We explore the consequences of this, as new centres of knowledge driven by distinctive and often conflicting rationalities come to shape the policy outcomes of strategic importance in healthcare.
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Sociology and Social Policy
|Date Deposited:||10 Mar 2009|
|Last Modified:||06 Aug 2015 02:52|
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