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Table 1 Summary of Case Study characteristics

From: Why is it difficult to implement e-health initiatives? A qualitative study

  Case Study
  Choose and Book Picture Archiving and Communication System Community Nurse Information System
Health care setting Primary/Secondary care interface Secondary care Community care
Aim of technology Allow patients to book first outpatient appointment at hospital of choice Digitise x-rays and other images so they can be stored and viewed electronically Electronic record system that also allows patient registration, clinic and visit scheduling and access to clinical algorithms.
Professionals affected by technology Primary care: GPs, administrative staff. Secondary care: Consultants, outpatient administrative staff Doctors, radiologists, radiography administrative staff Community nurses