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Title: Interpretive flexibility along the innovation decision process of the UK NHS Care Records Service (NCRS): Insights from a local implementation case study
Authors: Papazafeiropoulou, A
Gandecha, R
Keywords: Healthcare;NHS Care Records Service;Innovation Diffusion;Innovation Decision Process;Social Construction of Technology
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: IGI Global
Citation: International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction. 3 (2) 1-12 pages
Abstract: Interpretive flexibility is a term used to describe the diverse perspectives on what a technology is and can or can not do during the process of technological development. In this article, we look at how interpretive flexibility manifests through the diverse perceptions of stakeholders involved in the diffusion and adoption of the NHS Care Records Service (NCRS). Our analysis shows that while the policy makers acting upon the application of details related to the implementation of the system, the potential users are far behind the innovation decision process, namely at the knowledge or persuasion stages. We use data from a local heath authority from a county close to London. The research explores, compares, and evaluates contrasting views on the systems implementation at the local as well as national level. We believe that our analysis is useful for NCRS implementation strategies, in particular, and technology diffusion in large organisations, in general.
ISSN: 1548-3908
Appears in Collections:Computer Science
Dept of Computer Science Research Papers

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