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Title: Critical issues for the development of sustainable e-health solutions.
Epworth Authors: Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Moghimi, Hoda
Editors: Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Bali, Rajeev
Suomi, Reima
Kirn, Stefan
Other Authors: Zadeh, Hossein
Teoh, Say Yen
Sulaiman, Hidayah
Yun, Yu
Huang, Wilfred
Seitz, Juergen
Gonzalez, Chris
Keywords: Epworth Chair of Health Information, Epworth HealthCare, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Health Informatics
Health Consumers
E-Health
Statistics
Health Services
Medical Informatics
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Springer
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 Integral to such reform is the need to redesign inefficient and outdated processes and transition to a patient centric technology enabled healthcare delivery system.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11434/966
DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-1536-7
ISBN: 9781461415350
Type: Book
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
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