Healthcare Infostructures: The Development of Information-based Infrastructures for the Healthcare Industry (Google eBook)

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1995 - Computers - 143 pages
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This second volume to result from the Diebold Institute Infostructure Project focuses on the roles that information-based technology can play in improving our society's overall health and well-being and in solving the major current and anticipated future problems of the cost and quality of and access to health care. The work outlines the general problem of healthcare in the U.S. and then examines the possibilities and problems inherent in developing and implementing healthcare infostructures. Also provided are expert policy analyses comparing medical information systems in the U.S. with those in Japan and Europe. This book will be crucial to an understanding of the future potential of information systems in America's healthcare sector.

  

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Contents

Health Care in the United States
3
CAUSES OF HEALTHCARE PROBLEMS
4
PROPOSALS FOR IMPROVING usHEALTH CARE
6
The Functioning and Development of Healthcare Infostructures
13
IMPLEMENTING A HEALTHCARE INFOSTRUCTURE
16
INCREASING THE VIABILITY AND EFFICIENCY OF THE US HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
20
The Potential of Healthcare Infostructures
22
EXTENDING THE REACH OF EFFECTIVE HEALTH CARE
24
REFORM STRATEGY
58
THE IMPACT OF A NEW MEDICAL INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE
60
EFFECTING CHANGE
61
POLICY NEEDS
69
THE MEDICAL INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE IN PUBLIC SYSTEMS
70
InformationBased Medical Infrastructures in Europe
72
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN HEALTHCARE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
75
INTERPLAY BETWEEN USERS INDUSTRY AND GOVERNMENTS Elements for a Future European Scenario
78

INCREASING EFFECTIVE HEALTH MAINTENANCE AND EDUCATION
25
IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF MEDICAL CARE
27
Barriers to Implementing Healthcare Infostructures
31
ECONOMIC BARRIERS Funding
33
TECHNOLOGICAL BARRIERS
35
POLITICAL BARRIERS
39
Healthcare Infostructure Policy The Need for PublicPrivate Cooperation
42
OVERCOMING THE OBSTACLES
44
FINANCING A HEALTHCARE INFOSTRUCTURE
49
POSSIBILITIES FOR USEUROPEAN COLLABORATION
50
The Role of Medical Information Systems in US Healthcare Delivery A MarketOriented Approach
55
MARKET FAILURE
56
CONCLUSION
80
Information Systems in Japanese Health Care
82
THE MEDICAL CARE INFORMATION SERVICES SYSTEM
83
THE EVOLUTION OF HOSPITAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND DATABASES
93
CHALLENGES FOR THE FUTURE PublicPrivate Interplay
95
Selected Implementations of Healthcare Infostructures
99
The Jackson Hole Initiatives for a Twentyfirst Century American Healthcare System Paul M Ellwood Alain C Enthoven and Lynn Etheredge
107
Acronyms and Abbreviations
131
Selected Bibliography
133
Index
139
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