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The Digitalization of Healthcare: Electronic Records and the Disruption of Moral Orders

Ian P. McLoughlin, Karin Garrety, and Rob Wilson


Electronic health records are widely regarded as the ‘connective tissue’ of any modern healthcare system. For some they represent a ‘dangerous enthusiasm’ and for others a key enabler of ‘disruptive innovation’. Many governments have made major policy and financial investments in digitalizing health records but their implementation has frequently run into opposition from doctors, had lukewarm responses from patients, and raised considerable concerns for privacy advocates and others worried by the security of sensitive health data and risks of national databases. This book draws upon the concep ... More

Keywords: e-health, electronic health records, moral orders, institutional change, disruptive innovation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198744139
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744139.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ian P. McLoughlin, author
Professor of Management, Department of Management, Monash University

Karin Garrety, author
Honorary Senior Fellow, School of Management, Operations and Marketing, University of Wollongong

Rob Wilson, author
Professor of Information Systems Management and Director of the Centre for Knowledge Innovation Technology and Enterprise (KITE), Newcastle University