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Journal of General Practice
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The Adoption of Computers by Australian General Practice – A Complex Adaptive Systems Analysis

Christopher Pearce1,2*
1Director of Research, Inner East Melbourne Medicare Local, Australia
2Adjunct Associate Professor, Monash University, Australia
Corresponding Author : Christopher Pearce
Associate Professor
Director of Research
Inner East Melbourne Medicare Local
10 Lakeside Drive, East Burwood 3151, Australia
Tel: 88228844
Fax: 88228550
E-mail: [email protected]
Received May 31, 2013; Accepted August 12, 2013; Published August 16, 2013
Citation: Pearce C (2013) The Adoption of Computers by Australian General Practice – A Complex Adaptive Systems Analysis. J Gen Pract 1:121. doi:10.4172/2329-9126.1000121
Copyright: © 2013 Pearce C. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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The world is slowly moving to an E-Health environment. Computers are becoming an essential part of how health is delivered, just as they are a part of all other aspects of life. Yet the adoption of computers is patchy. In some jurisdictions it is the hospital sector that is highly computerized, and in others it is primary care. This paper examines the adoption of computers in general practice in Australia, and provides a theoretical explanation for the reasons general practices adopted computers, while hospitals did not. The application of Complex Adaptive Systems not only explains the computerization, but provides lessons for others in promoting computers in the health sector.

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