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Title: IS/IT: Enabling medical group practices in a managed care environment Strategies for Management Healthcare Information Systems
Authors: Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Editors: Spil, T
Stegwee, R
Other Authors: Silvers, J. B.
Keywords: OECD
Managed Care
Information Systems/Information Technology
Health Care Treatment
Medical Group Practices
Information Systems
Information Technology
Epworth Chair of Health Information Management
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: Hershey, PA: Idea Group Publishing
Citation: Strategies for Healthcare Information Systems, IS/IT: Enabling medical group practices in a managed care environment, pp.198-211
Abstract: The US spends significantly more money as a percentage of GDP on health care than any other OECD country and this amount is expected to increase exponentially [8]. In this high cost environment, two important trends have occurred: 1) the movement to managed care and 2) large investments in IS/IT (Information Systems/Information Technology). Managed care has emerged as an attempt to provide good quality, cost effective health care treatment. Yet its implications and impact, especially on medical group practices, are not well discussed in the literature. The repercussions of large investments in IS/IT on the health care sector in general and on medical group practices in particular are also largely ignored by the literature. By analyzing three different types of group practices, we investigate the impacts of these two central trends on health care in general as well as on the medical group practice in particular.
ISBN: 1878289896, 9781878289896
Type: Chapter
Affiliated Organisations: Health Informatics
Appears in Collections:Health Informatics

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