Technology-Oriented Innovations and Cyber Security Challenges in the Healthcare Delivery System: A perspective from Developing Economy
Keywords:digital innovations, transitional economies, cyber-security, technology-oriented and healthcare delivery.
There is no dispute about the looming digital transformation of certain sectors within transitional economies, especially in Ghana. In fact, for most developed economies, digitalization has proven to have relevant visible effects. The paradox, however, is the seamless nature of this propagation in contrast to the myriad associated benefits. Suffice it to say that, the main purpose of this study was to identify the perceived impediments against the adoption and continuous acceptance of technology-oriented innovation for healthcare delivery in transitional economies through innovations. Especially, in the current technological dispensation where Africa and other developing countries are striving to bridge the technology gap in service delivery. Though much research has been conducted within the healthcare sector, factors that hinder technology acceptance and continuous usage have rarely been their primary focus. To address this consequential lacuna, this study takes inspiration from literature through document and theme analysis and proposes a model which could serve as a remedy to the identifiable impediments and inhibitors to the seamless delivery of healthcare services in transitional economies. We emphasize good management and government-based interventions throughout the literature review as well as the document analyzed. We also made suggestions for further research, notably concerning means of increasing technology diffusion and possible remedy to cyber-security threats in the healthcare sector.
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