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Regulating Pervasive e-Health Services

  • Indrit TroshaniEmail author
  • Nilmini Wickramasinghe
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Part of the Healthcare Delivery in the Information Age book series (Healthcare Delivery Inform. Age)

Abstract

While the development of pervasive e-health services is experiencing growth in many countries worldwide, existing regulatory regimes are ill-equipped for dealing with them. In this chapter, we investigate institutional regulatory factors that can impact pervasive e-health services. These factors are important as they can shape both the nature of these services and their diffusion trajectory. We argue that coregulation, a mixture of direct monitoring and intervention of regulators through legislation and complete industry self-regulation, can be an effective approach for regulating the pervasive e-health services industry. Given the complex and dynamic nature of this industry, coregulation can minimize monitoring costs and enhance compliance.

Keywords

e-health Regulation Coregulation Institution-based view 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Adelaide Business School, The University of AdelaideAdelaideAustralia
  2. 2.Epworth Chair Health Information ManagementSchool of Business Information Technology and Logistics, RMIT UniversityMelbourne VICAustralia

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