e-Healthcare: A Vehicle Of Change

Binshan Lin; Umoh, Daniel
June 2002
American Business Review;Jun2002, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p27
Academic Journal
The explosion in the use of electronic communication technology in all walks of life this pass decade has had a tremendous effect in our society and health care system is at the forefront of this. The Internet is one important example of how the application of electronic communication technology continues to advance health care. A survey done by harris-interactive.com, the Internet arm of Harris market research and polling, found that eighty-six percent of Internet users said they were scanning the web for healthcare and disease-specific information-up from 71 percent in 1999 (McCarthy, 2000). The introduction of electronic technology devices in surgical procedures, the exchange of electronic information, and the ability of the hospitals to order supplies directly using the manufacturers' computer terminal and the timely delivery of the product(s), (Laudon, 2001), to mention just a few, attest to it's affect on the healthcare system as whole. The bulk of obstacles that need to be overcome for the Internet to work in healthcare are not much different from the challenges faced by other industries seeking to harness its power (Tieman, 2000). Finally, healthcare managers must educate themselves and their organization regarding their duty to ensure that the privacy and security of individual identifiable healthcare information is maintained.


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