Rebuilding hope in post-conflict regions : Telemedicine in Kosovo

Kealy, Anita and Stapleton, Larry (2015) Rebuilding hope in post-conflict regions : Telemedicine in Kosovo. In: Ethical Engineering for International Development and Environmental Sustainability :. Springer-Verlag London Ltd, pp. 275-292. ISBN 9781447166177

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Studies from both developed and developing regions show that developing and implementing medical informatics or e-health is becoming a crucial part of effective health care and health education. Developing and implementing large-scale, technologically enabled infrastructures such as health services is notoriously difficult, even in stable regions. Post-conflict regions are extreme situations with many additional complicating features for large-scale technology projects. This chapter sets out findings of a grounded theory case study of a successful, complex telemedicine ICT system project in Kosovo. A grounded theory case study was used to explore the success of the technology project, through the lens of Ciborra (Labyrinths of information: Challenging the wisdom of systems. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2002) who puts forward the theory that the technology was a guest and the organisation was a host.

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