Rebuilding hope in post-conflict regions: Telemedicine in Kosovo

Anita Kealy, Larry Stapleton

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Studies from both developed and developing regions show that developing and implementing medical informatics or e-health is becoming a crucial part of effective health care and health education. Developing and implementing large-scale, technologically enabled infrastructures such as health services is notoriously difficult, even in stable regions. Post-conflict regions are extreme situations with many additional complicating features for large-scale technology projects. This chapter sets out findings of a grounded theory case study of a successful, complex telemedicine ICT system project in Kosovo. A grounded theory case study was used to explore the success of the technology project, through the lens of Ciborra (Labyrinths of information: Challenging the wisdom of systems. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2002) who puts forward the theory that the technology was a guest and the organisation was a host.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEthical Engineering for International Development and Environmental Sustainability
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781447166184
ISBN (Print)9781447166177
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2015


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