Analysis of Information Networking Technology in Sustaining Rural Delivery Systems

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March 2003
This project will provide a starting point for understanding the current and potential role of information networking technology in the governance, management and member service aims of rural health networks. Through document review and semi-structured telephone interviews of key informants within rural health networks, the project will address research questions which cover the following: the use and importance of information networking technology; drivers and barriers to developing information network systems; the role of information networking technology in the operation of a network as an organization; and the provision of information networking services in support of administrative, clinical and educational functions of the network.