A standardized mobile internet (wireless) environment for mobilizing healthcare

Wickramasinghe, N, Sharma, S and Goldberg, S 2003, 'A standardized mobile internet (wireless) environment for mobilizing healthcare', International Journal Healthcare Technology and Management, vol. 5, no. 3/4/5, pp. 232-249.

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Title A standardized mobile internet (wireless) environment for mobilizing healthcare
Author(s) Wickramasinghe, N
Sharma, S
Goldberg, S
Year 2003
Journal name International Journal Healthcare Technology and Management
Volume number 5
Issue number 3/4/5
Start page 232
End page 249
Total pages 18
Publisher Inderscience Publishers
Abstract Healthcare has become one of the foremost domestic issues in the USA; healthcare costs represent about 14% of the Gross Domestic Product. Business and industry view the increased costs of healthcare and healthcare benefits as impediments to their ability to compete in international markets. Various health organisations and researchers are trying to get relevant research findings and successful innovations and management practices from other industries, countries, and healthcare organisations. This chapter discusses the findings from INET's study on mobile internet (wireless) technology initiatives in healthcare by Ontario Hospitals in Canada. This research has shown that mobile/wireless solutions for healthcare can achieve four critical goals to: 1) improve patient care; 2) reduce transaction costs; 3) increase healthcare quality; and 4) enhance teaching and research. Integral to the incorporation of wireless initiatives is the reliance on the healthcare portal and the underlying three-tier web based architecture. The same or similar initiatives can be exploited by other hospitals to incorporate a wireless/m-commerce solution to enable hospitals to operate effectively and efficiently in today's competitive and costly healthcare environment.
Subject Library and Information Studies not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) healthcare
healthcare portal
mobile architecture
mobile/wireless solutions
DOI - identifier 10.1504/IJHTM.2003.004167
Copyright notice © 2003 Inderscience Publishers
ISSN 1368-2156
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