Healthcare: An Emerging Domain and Its Global Importance

  • Nina S. Godbole
  • John P. Lamb


As discussed in the preface, the climate crisis and the healthcare crisis are two of the biggest issues of our age. Solutions to the two crises are related. Green healthcare provides an excellent way to reduce electricity use and reduce carbon emissions and, at the same time, save money. Using technology to reduce costs and improve service is crucial to helping solve the healthcare crisis. The climate crisis and healthcare crisis are worldwide problems, and many groups and publications continue to point to the urgency of having everyone worldwide help to solve these urgent crises. Even Pope Francis has weighed in (Pope-Francis, 2015), as has President Barack Obama (Obama, 2017). This first chapter gives background information on healthcare and the urgent need for improvement on a global basis.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nina S. Godbole
    • 1
  • John P. Lamb
    • 2
  1. 1.Researcher in Healthcare & Green IT, Certified Green IT Professional, Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/IT), IAPP (USA)PuneIndia
  2. 2.Math DepartmentPace UniversityPleasantvilleUSA

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