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Title:
Collective action in national e-health initiatives: findings from a cross-analysis of the Norwegian and Greek e-prescription initiatives
Author:
Polyxeni Vassilakopoulou: Department of Information Systems, University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway Aleksandra Pesaljevic: Department of Informatics, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway Nicolas Marmaras: National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece Margunn Aanestad: Department of Informatics, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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2017
Conference:
Proceedings from The 15th Scandinavian Conference on Health Informatics 2017 Kristiansand, Norway, August 29–30, 2017
Issue:
145
Article no.:
006
Pages:
36-42
No. of pages:
7
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2018-01-04
ISBN:
978-91-7685-364-1
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet


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In this study we examine the introduction of e-prescription in Norway and Greece as a process towards achieving embeddedness within the existing information systems´ landscape of healthcare. This requires action taking by public sector actors at different government levels and also, by private actors. We used the lens of collective action for informing our investigation. Our analysis brings to focus the mechanisms of making initiatives happen when participants have the freedom to make individual decisions on their contributions, structuring their work in the best way they consider fit. Specifically, we identified how the solutions evolved through voluntary cooperation, strategic interaction and selective incentives. Our findings contribute to to the extant literature on national e-health solutions shifting the focus from the important technical issues of standardisation and integration to the equally important issue of creating the conditions for collective action

Keywords: Electronic prescribing, digitalisation, collective action

Proceedings from The 15th Scandinavian Conference on Health Informatics 2017 Kristiansand, Norway, August 29–30, 2017

Author:
Polyxeni Vassilakopoulou, Aleksandra Pesaljevic, Nicolas Marmaras, Margunn Aanestad
Title:
Collective action in national e-health initiatives: findings from a cross-analysis of the Norwegian and Greek e-prescription initiatives
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Proceedings from The 15th Scandinavian Conference on Health Informatics 2017 Kristiansand, Norway, August 29–30, 2017

Author:
Polyxeni Vassilakopoulou, Aleksandra Pesaljevic, Nicolas Marmaras, Margunn Aanestad
Title:
Collective action in national e-health initiatives: findings from a cross-analysis of the Norwegian and Greek e-prescription initiatives
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