An analysis on the utilisation of health information technology to support clinical operation of Chinese medicine

Han-Lin, C, Pittayachawan, S, Yang, A and Wickramasinghe, N 2015, 'An analysis on the utilisation of health information technology to support clinical operation of Chinese medicine' in Tiko Iyamu, Arthur Tatnall (ed.) Maximizing Healthcare Delivery and Management through Technology Integration, IGI Global, United States, pp. 113-132.


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Title An analysis on the utilisation of health information technology to support clinical operation of Chinese medicine
Author(s) Han-Lin, C
Pittayachawan, S
Yang, A
Wickramasinghe, N
Year 2015
Title of book Maximizing Healthcare Delivery and Management through Technology Integration
Publisher IGI Global
Place of publication United States
Editor(s) Tiko Iyamu, Arthur Tatnall
Start page 113
End page 132
Subjects Health Informatics
Summary Chinese Medicine (CM) has become increasingly demanding globally. Recent World Health Organisation traditional and complementary medicine strategy of integrating CM to Western Medicine (WM) indicates that it is crucial that CM developments have strong literature, scientific, and evidence-based medical approval and support. To achieve this, there is a need to form a synthesis foundation or platform for future studies. This chapter serves to discover this synthesis that is suitable for CM by discussing the basics of inquiring and Knowledge Management (KM) systems. It suggests that CM should follow a combination of Hegelian and Kantian inquiring systems with the support of Singerian and Leibnizian inquiring systems and KM features. This proposed synthesis is one of the first, if not the first study to apply Churchman's inquiring systems into the context of CM and differentiate them from WM.
Copyright notice © 2016 by IGI Global.
DOI - identifier 10.4018/978-1-4666-9446-0
ISBN 9781466694460
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