Using IS/IT to support the delivery of chinese medicine: the design of a chinese medicine clinic system

Lin, C, Yang, W, Pittayachawan, S and Wickramasinghe, N 2013, 'Using IS/IT to support the delivery of chinese medicine: the design of a chinese medicine clinic system', in Hepu Deng and Craig Standing (ed.) ACIS 2013: Information systems: Transforming the Future: Proceedings of the 24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Melbourne, Australia, 4 - 6 December, 2013, pp. 1-10.


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Title Using IS/IT to support the delivery of chinese medicine: the design of a chinese medicine clinic system
Author(s) Lin, C
Yang, W
Pittayachawan, S
Wickramasinghe, N
Year 2013
Conference name 24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS)
Conference location Melbourne, Australia
Conference dates 4 - 6 December, 2013
Proceedings title ACIS 2013: Information systems: Transforming the Future: Proceedings of the 24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems
Editor(s) Hepu Deng and Craig Standing
Publisher RMIT University
Place of publication Melbourne, Australia
Start page 1
End page 10
Total pages 10
Abstract Using Information System/Information Technology (IS/IT) in Chinese Medicine (CM) has not been discussed much, if at all, in the literature. This is unlike the numerous references to the role for IS/IT to support various aspects of western medicine practice. Though the diagnosis and treatments between western medicine and CM are different, the clinical processes are similar. Thus, we contend that by implementing IS/IT system solutions, CM practice can also enjoy many benefits. CM practice relies on expert knowledge, hence applying knowledge management (KM) concepts to any proposed Chinese Medicine Clinic System (CMCS) is a necessary critical factor in the design of suitable IS/IT solutions in this context. This paper serves to identify a role for IS/IT in assisting CM clinic daily key processes as well as identify key system features and functions for a suitable CMCS.
Subjects Health Informatics
Traditional Chinese Medicine and Treatments
Keyword(s) e-health
IS/IT for healthcare
healthcare delivery
Chinese medicine
clinic management system
Copyright notice [Catherine Han Lin, Angela Wei Hong Yang, Siddhi Pittayachawan, Nilmini Wickramasinghe] © 2013. The authors assign to ACIS and educational and non-profit institutions a non-exclusive licence to use this document for personal use and in courses of instruction provided that the article is used in full and this copyright statement is reproduced. The authors also grant a non-exclusive licence to ACIS to publish this document in full in the Conference Papers and Proceedings. Those documents may be published on the World Wide Web, CD-ROM, in printed form, and on mirror sites on the World Wide Web. Any other usage is prohibited without the express permission of the authors.
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