Radio frequency identification technology in an Australian Regional Hospital: An innovation translation experience with ANT

Chandana Unnithan, Arthur Tatnall

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Abstract

Australian hospitals had begun exploring Radio Frequency Identification, a wireless automatic identification and data capture technology for improving the quality of their services towards the end of 2000s. After many an unsuccessful pilots, a breakthrough for large hospitals came in 2010, with a key learning rendered by a large regional hospital that not only experimented with the technology, but also have made it all pervasive in their operations. In this chapter, we present the case study, through an innovation translation perspective, focusing on the socio-technical factors captured through elements of Actor-Network Theory.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHospital Management and Emergency Medicine
Subtitle of host publicationBreakthroughs in Research and Practice
PublisherIGI Global Publishing
Pages404-428
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9781799824527
ISBN (Print)9781799824510
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Feb 2020
Externally publishedYes

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