EHealth governance in Scotland: A cross-sectoral and cross-national comparison

Elena Beratarbide*, Tom Kelsey

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This study is built on the proposition that alignment between business and information technology (IT) through eHealth governance has a positive effect on healthcare performance and effectiveness. We present some theoretical foundations and the outcome of healthcare organization case studies in Scotland, comparing and contrasting the situation of eHealth governance with IT governance in other industry sectors and countries. This study is a contribution towards a better understanding of how IT governance is happening. We propose practical recommendations for healthcare executives to optimize eHealth governance decisions on a broad range of issues and opportunities that information and related technologies offer to healthcare professionals, patients, relatives and carers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationeHealth: Legal, Ethical and Governance Challenges
EditorsC George, D Whitehouse, P Duquenoy
Number of pages29
ISBN (Electronic)9783642224744
ISBN (Print)3642224733, 9783642224737
Publication statusPublished - 16 Apr 2012


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