Using Structuration Theory to Assist in Understanding the Implementation and Adoption of Health Information Systems

  • Imran Muhammad
  • Nilmini Wickramasinghe
Part of the Healthcare Delivery in the Information Age book series (Healthcare Delivery Inform. Age)


Successful adoption and implementation of health information systems (HIS) has been the subject of extensive research as can be evidenced by the large body of recent research literature on this topic. Most scholars agree that these solutions are complex to understand and should be analysed under the lens of theoretically informed analytical tools. One approach identified in the literature used to facilitate correct and accurate capturing of the complexities and levels of interactions in healthcare operations and technologies is to use structuration theory (ST). To demonstrate the benefits and strengths of using ST, this chapter evaluates the merits of an ST analysis for the implementation and adoption of health information systems (HIS).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Imran Muhammad
    • 1
    • 2
  • Nilmini Wickramasinghe
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Deakin UniversityBurwoodAustralia
  2. 2.Epworth HealthCareRichmondAustralia

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