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|Title:||Critical issues for the development of sustainable e-health solutions.|
|Epworth Authors:||Wickramasinghe, Nilmini|
|Other Authors:||Zadeh, Hossein|
Teoh, Say Yen
|Keywords:||Epworth Chair of Health Information, Epworth HealthCare, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
|Citation:||Critical issues for the development of sustainable e-health solutions, Wickramasinghe, Nilmini et al., eds., New York; Springer, 2012.|
|Series/Report no.:||Healthcare delivery in the information age;Series editor, Nilmini Wickramasinghe.|
|Abstract:||Healthcare delivery globally is at a cross roads. In particular, the U.S. healthcare system has been noted as being significantly more costly than any other OECD country (Wickramasinghe et al. 2008a). Moreover, the use of healthcare services in the U.S. is below the OECD median by most measures and it is predicted that healthcare costs will be over 20% of GDP before 2020 (Wickramasinghe et al. 2008a). Given this, most experts are in agreement that the current healthcare system in the U.S. is in crisis. In response to the current untenable situation, the Obama government has made healthcare reform a priority (Wickramasinghe et al. 2008b). Integral to such reform is the need to redesign inefficient and outdated processes and transition to a patient centric technology enabled healthcare delivery system.|
|Affiliated Organisations:||University Turku, Finland|
Biomedical Computing and Engineering Technologies (BIOCORE) Applied Research Group, Health Design and Technology Institute (HDTI), Coventry University, Coventry, UK
The University of Hohenheim, Germany
|Appears in Collections:||Health Informatics|
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