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Title: The Role of a Disruptive Pervasive Technology Solution to Facilitate Better Healthcare Delivery to Native American Patients
Book Title: Lean Thinking for Healthcare
Epworth Authors: Wickramasinghe, N
Editors: Wickramasinghe, N
Al-Hakim, L
Gonzalez, C
Tan, J
Other Authors: Goldberg, S
Chalasani, S
Keywords: Chair of Health Informatics Management, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Healthcare Information Systems
HIS
E-Health
Pervasive Technology
Diabetes
Knowledge Management
MHealth
Process Redesign
Native American Healthcare
Issue Date: 20-Aug-2013
Publisher: Springer
Citation: pp. 315-330
Series/Report no.: Healthcare Delivery in the Information Age;
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. An earlier version of this material was presented at the 2011 HICSS conference, 4–7 Jan, Kuai, Hawaii.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11434/1614
DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-8036-5_18
ISBN: 978-1-4614-8036-5
Type: Chapter
Affiliated Organisations: Department of BITL & HIRi, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
INET International Canada, Thornhill, Canada
MIS Department, School of Business and Technology, University of Wisconsin-ParksideKenosha, USA
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