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Healthcare Network Centric Operations: The Confluence of E-Health and E-Government

Healthcare Network Centric Operations: The Confluence of E-Health and E-Government
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Author(s): Dag Von Lubitz (MedSMART, Inc., USA & Central Michigan University, USA) and Nilmini Wickramasinghe (Illinois Institute of Technology, USA)
Copyright: 2009
Pages: 18
Source title: Medical Informatics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Joseph Tan (McMaster University, Canada)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-050-9.ch139

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Abstract

Healthcare has yet to realize the true potential afforded by e-health. To date, technology-based healthcare operations are conducted chaotically, at a wide variety of nonintegrated fronts, with little or no long-term strategy, and at a tremendous and ever increasing cost. This chapter proposes that in order for healthcare to ever reap the full benefits from e-health, it is imperative for the development of a doctrine of healthcare network centric operations. Otherwise, millions if not billions of dollars will be spent on a futile chase of the definitions of how and when the computer, healthcare provider, and healthcare administrator interact most efficiently and at least expense. The concept of a doctrine, “conceptual platform,” that outlines the consequent, goal-oriented way forward, and integrates all constituent elements into a smoothly operating whole, is utilized to great effect in the military. Drawing upon the strategies and techniques employed by the military to develop a network centric doctrine, the chapter outlines the essential components necessary for the establishment of the doctrine for healthcare network centric operations (HNCO), and in so doing not only highlights the integral role played by information computer and communication technologies (IC2T) but also the pivotal role of policy makers and governments. In fact, HNCO underscores the important yet rarely acknowledged confluence of e-health and e-government.

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