Improving Public Health Quality and Equity through Effective Use of Technology

  • Andrei Issakov
  • S. Yunkap Kwankam
Part of the Series in Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMENG)

Technology plays a pivotal role in delivering health services to the population and improving people’s health. It constitutes the material platform on which the delivery of care rests, the basis for provision of all health interventions, and it equips health professionals with indispensable means to perform their functions more effectively and efficiently. Technological advances are shaping and changing health systems as we know them, and have a tremendous impact on health systems design, operation, and performance. Regardless of national culture, level of country development, and degree of health system sophistication, healthcare everywhere is heavily dependent on health technology, and requires putting together an extraordinary array of properly balanced and managed technological resource inputs. Investments required are enormous and decisions must be made carefully, ensuring the best match between supply of those inputs and the health system’s needs, as well as the appropriate...


Health System Resource Input Health System Performance Health Care Technology Deliver Health Service 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrei Issakov
    • 1
  • S. Yunkap Kwankam
    • 2
  1. 1.Department for Health System Governance and Service DeliveryHealth Technology and Facilities Planning, World Health OrganizationSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of Knowledge Management and SharingE-Health, World Health OrganizationSwitzerland

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