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Title: The role of a disruptive pervasive technology solution to facilitate better healthcare delivery to native american patients.
metadata.dc.title.book: Lean Thinking for Healthcare
Authors: Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Editors: Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Al-Hakim, Latif
Gonzalez, Chris
Tan, Joseph
Other Authors: Chalasani, Suresh
Goldberg, Steve
Keywords: Chronic Disease
Diabetes
Native American Healthcare
Knowledge Management
Pervasive Technology
mHealth
E-Health
Process Redesign
Healthcare Delivery
Chair of Health Informatics Management, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Springer
Abstract: Chronic diseases are increasing exponentially and by their very nature and definition mean that no cure is in sight. One such chronic disease is diabetes. The WHO has described diabetes as a silent epidemic given the current number of sufferers and future projections of increased number of individuals who are expected to contract diabetes. While globally the numbers of diabetic sufferers are alarming, in some segments of the community there is significant overrepresentation due to many factors including ineffective and inefficient healthcare delivery processes. The following proffers a disruptive, pervasive technology solution as a way to not only facilitate superior care for diabetic patients but also enable needed healthcare delivery process redesign.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11434/1586
DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-8036-5_18
ISBN: 9781461480358
Type: Chapter
Affiliated Organisations: Health Informatics
Appears in Collections:Health Informatics

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