Health Information Technology in the International Context

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This volume of Advances in Health Care Management offers a global viewpoint on Health Information Technology (HIT) use in health care organizations and systems. At a time when nations around the globe are establishing policies designed to improve the computerization of their health care systems, this volume contributes to what is known about health information technology from a global perspective. It is believed that the adoption of HIT including clinical information systems decision support systems, and networks...

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Overview

This volume of Advances in Health Care Management offers a global viewpoint on Health Information Technology (HIT) use in health care organizations and systems. At a time when nations around the globe are establishing policies designed to improve the computerization of their health care systems, this volume contributes to what is known about health information technology from a global perspective. It is believed that the adoption of HIT including clinical information systems decision support systems, and networks or systems that facilitate the exchange of clinical and o heath data will yield various desirable outcomes. These outcomes may include improvements in the quality of care, a reduction in medical errors, boosts in efficiencies, and patient satisfaction.

This special issue of Advances in Health Care Management provides empirical and conceptual articles from authors around the world. This work covers HIT in North America, Europe, Africa, As and Australia, which will be useful for health care practitioners across various international setting The volume includes three sections focused on HIT within health systems, HIT policy with individual countries, and specific types of HIT and their relevance to international settings.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781780528588
  • Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
  • Publication date: 6/6/2012
  • Series: Advances in Health Care Management Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors vii

List of Reviewers xi

Preface xiii

Section 1 Hit within Health Systems

Health Information Exchange: National and International Approaches Joshua R. Vest 3

How Can Routine Health Information Systems Improve Health Systems Functioning in Low - and Middle-Income Countries? Assessing the Evidence Base David R. Hotchkiss Mark L. Diana Karen G. Fleischman Foreit 25

Section 2 Hit Policy within Individual Countries

A Dutch and American Commentary on it in Health Care: Roundtable Discussions on it and Innovations in Health Care Grant T. Savage Leo van der Reis 61

Assessing Health Information Technology in a National Health Care System - An Example from Taiwan Chunhuei Chi Jwo-Leun Lee Rebecca Schoon 75

Reflections on Us Health Care Information Technology Policy from a Global Perspective Timothy R. Huerta Eric W. Ford 111

International Medical Graduates and Health Information Technology Use in the United States Olena Mazurenko Gouri Gupte Valerie A. Yeager 121

Section 3 Specific Types of Hit and their Relevance to International Settings

Telemedicine in an International Context: Definition, Use, and Future Abby Swanson Kazley Amy C. Mcleod Karen A. Wager 143

Mobile it Solutions for Home Health Care RĂ¼diger Breitschwerdt Rick Iedema Sebastian Robert Alexander Bosse Oliver Thomas 171

The Importance of Using Open Source Technologies and Common Standards for Interoperability within eHealth: Perspectives from the Millennium Villages Project Andrew S. Kanter Rob Borland Mourice Barasa Casey Iiams-Hauser Olivia Velez Nadi Nina Kaonga Matt Berg 189

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