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Why national eHealth programs need dead philosophers: Wittgensteinian reflections on policymakers' reluctance to learn from history.

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CONTEXT: Policymakers seeking to introduce expensive national eHealth programs would be advised to study lessons from elsewhere. But these lessons are unclear, partly because a paradigm war (controlled experiment versus interpretive case study) is raging. England's $20.6 billion National Programme for Information Technology (NPfIT) ran from 2003 to 2010, but its overall success was limited. Although case study evaluations were published, policymakers appeared to overlook many of their recomme...

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University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
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Author
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Milbank quarterly More from this journal
Volume:
89
Issue:
4
Pages:
533-563
Publication date:
2011-12-01
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EISSN:
1468-0009
ISSN:
0887-378X
Language:
English
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2015-03-13

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