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Title: The competitive forces facing e-health.
Epworth Authors: Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Other Authors: Misra, Santosh
Vogel, Douglas
Jenkins, Arnold
Keywords: Healthcare Services
Healthcare Expenditure
Healthcare Access
Quality of Healthcare
Competitive Factors
Healthcare Providers
Healthcare Organizations
Healthcare Suppliers
Chair of Health Informatics Management, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: IGI Global
Citation: International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics (IJHISI), 2006; 1(4): 68-81
Abstract: Superior access, quality, and value of healthcare services has become a national priority for healthcare to combat the exponentially increasing costs of healthcare expenditure. E-Health in its many forms and possibilities appears to offer a panacea for facilitating the necessary transformation for healthcare. While a plethora of e-health initiatives keep mushrooming both nationally and globally, there exists to date no unified system to evaluate these respective initiatives and assess their relative strengths and deficiencies in realizing superior access, quality and value of healthcare services. Our research serves to address this void. This is done by focusing on the following three key components: 1) understanding the Web of players (regulators, payers, providers, healthcare organizations, suppliers, and last but not least patients) and how e health can modify the interactions between these players as well as create added value healthcare services, 2) understand the competitive forces facing e-health organizations and the role of the Internet in modifying these forces, and 3) from analyzing the Web of players combined with the competitive forces for e-health organizations we develop a framework that serves to identify the key forces facing an e-health and suggestions of how such an organization can structure itself to be e-health prepared.
DOI: 10.4018/jhisi.2006100106
ISSN: 1555-3396
Journal Title: International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics (IJHISI)
Type: Journal Article
Affiliated Organisations: Stuart Graduate School of Business, USA
Cleveland State University, USA
Johns Hopkins Hospital, USA
City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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