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Information systems have become more commonplace in health care; however, the topics
covered in the article address many opportunities to improve efficiency, productivity, and quality
that remain. A number of factors, ranging from limited resources to heavy government
regulation, contribute to the slow adoption of information systems by health care organizations.
Also, Congress, with the support of President Bush, is debating several bills designed to promote
so-called “e-health care.” Indeed, much of the current push for e-health care receives bipartisan
support. In order to move forward with large scale IT initiatives, the health care industry needs at
least two things: standards and money.
. (2010). Accelerating Innovation In Information And Communication Technology For
Health. Health Affairs, 29(2), 278-83. Retrieved April 5, 2010, from ProQuest Medical
Library. (Document ID: 1970293541).
The article addresses a worldwide approach to inventors are creating information and
communication technology applications and systems that can improve health for people in
disparate settings. Also, addresses that it is very difficult to find investment funding needed to
create business models to expand and develop the prototype technologies. Furthermore, a
comprehensive, long-term investment strategy for e-health and m-health is identified. The article
then goes onto talking about a field of social entrepreneurship that offers an integrated approach
to develop needed investment models, so that innovations can reach more patients, more
effectively. Concluding is specialized financing techniques and sustained support from investors
can spur the expansion of mature technologies to larger markets, accelerating global health
. (2010). E-Health Technologies Show Promise In Developing
Countries. Health Affairs, 29(2), 244-51. Retrieved April 5, 2010, from ProQuest
Medical Library. (Document ID: 1970293481).
This bibliography provides evidence that e-health-using information technology to manage
patient care-can have a positive impact in developing countries.
The articles systematic review
of evaluations of e-health implementations in developing countries found that systems that
improve communication between institutions, assist in ordering and managing medications, and
help monitor and detect patients who might abandon care show promise. Furthermore, the source
addresses that with the rapid growth of e-health in developing countries, there is clearly an