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Title: Web 2.0 panacea or placebo for superior healthcare delivery. Pervasive health knowledge management.
Epworth Authors: Davey, Bill
Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Editors: Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Troshani, Indrit
Goldberg, Steve
Bali, Rajeev
Other Authors: Tatnall, Arthur
Keywords: Healthcare Information Systems
Web 2.0
Healthcare Delivery
Social Networking
Learning Tools
Chair of Health Informatics Management, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: Jan-2012
Publisher: Springer
Citation: pp. 317-330
Series/Report no.: Healthcare Delivery in the Information Age
Abstract: In 2008, Eseynbach and colleagues coined the term ‘Medicine 2.0’ to describe the broad adoption of Web 2.0 technologies into the healthcare context as well as the emergence of personal healthcare application platforms and personally controlled health record platforms (Eseynbach 2008). Should we then extrapolate and infer then, that this is what e-health should have been all along or will this latest development be another headache for healthcare systems globally, which are already haemorrhaging money with no sign of any solution to effect sustainable value-driven healthcare solutions. The following examines the possibilities for Web 2.0 to enable superior healthcare delivery in an attempt to shed some light on this question.
DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-4514-2_23
ISBN: 9781461445135
Type: Chapter
Affiliated Organisations: School of Business IT and Logistics, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Victoria University, Melbourne VIC, Australia
Appears in Collections:Health Informatics

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