e-Health in Scotland: Setting a baseline for stakeholder alignment

Sharon Levy, Anne Casey, Alison Wallis

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Abstract / Description of output

Gaining knowledge of nurses' attitudes towards and understanding of various aspects of the Scottish e-Health programme is vital for needed 'stakeholder alignment'. This paper is focused on the Scottish results from a large on-line survey carried out in 2006, across the UK. Key findings, identified through analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data, are discussed. Results suggest that overall there is willingness and enthusiasm to engage and to see the modernisation of the NHS in Scotland underpinned by advanced and effective IT systems. It also shows that nurses have clear ideas about how information technology could help them and their patients in delivering safe care that enhances the visibility of the nursing contribution to care outcomes. It is argued that results help in setting a base-line from which to judge the success or otherwise of the needed e-Health clinical change management programme within clinical settings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMEDINFO 2007
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 12th World Congress on Health (Medical) Informatics
EditorsKlaus A. Kuhn, James R. Warren, Tze-Yun Leong
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781607502661
ISBN (Print)9781586037741
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sept 2007

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
PublisherIOS Press
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • e-health
  • nursing
  • Scotland
  • stakeholders alignment


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