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Title: A standardised mobile internet (wireless) environment for mobilising healthcare.
Authors: Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Other Authors: Sharma, Sushil
Goldberg, Steve
Keywords: Healthcare Portal
Mobile Architecture
Mobile Solutions
Wireless Solutions
Wireless Technology
Patient Care
Healthcare Transaction Cost
Quality of Healthcare
Healthcare Cost
Chair of Health Informatics Management, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Inderscience Publishers
Citation: Int. J. of Healthcare Technology and Management, 2003; 5(3/4/5): 232 - 249
Abstract: Healthcare has become one of the foremost domestic issues in the USA; healthcare costs represent about 14% of the Gross Domestic Product. Business and industry view the increased costs of healthcare and healthcare benefits as impediments to their ability to compete in international markets. Various health organisations and researchers are trying to get relevant research findings and successful innovations and management practices from other industries, countries, and healthcare organisations. This chapter discusses the findings from INET's study on mobile internet (wireless) technology initiatives in healthcare by Ontario Hospitals in Canada. This research has shown that mobile/wireless solutions for healthcare can achieve four critical goals to: 1) improve patient care; 2) reduce transaction costs; 3) increase healthcare quality; and 4) enhance teaching and research. Integral to the incorporation of wireless initiatives is the reliance on the healthcare portal and the underlying three-tier web based architecture. The same or similar initiatives can be exploited by other hospitals to incorporate a wireless/m-commerce solution to enable hospitals to operate effectively and efficiently in today's competitive and costly healthcare environment.
DOI: 10.1504/IJHTM.2003.004167
ISSN: 1741-5144
Journal Title: International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management
Type: Journal Article
Affiliated Organisations: Computer & Information Science Department, James J. Nance College of Business Administration, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA.
Department of Information Systems and Operations Management, College of Business, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306, USA.
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