Year

2017

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

School of Medicine

Abstract

Technology has rapidly advanced over recent decades, and despite the healthcare environment lagging in technology adoption, it is now accepted as integral for improving efficiencies, reducing costs, supporting research and ultimately enhancing patient care. As with healthcare more broadly, the Australian dietetic workforce is also lagging with technology adoption and involvement, therefore a study examining this area is both timely and warranted. The hypothesis examined in this thesis was that nutrition informatics could provide valuable benefits for dietitians, however the dietetics profession is not yet sufficiently ready for eHealth opportunities.

This thesis explores this topic using a mixed-methods approach across three key phases, investigating from several perspectives...

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