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The Evolution of Healthcare Infrastructure

  • Bruce R. Schatz
  • Richard B. BerlinJr.
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Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)

Abstract

Infrastructure is like Air: you need it all the time but only notice when it is broken. Today, healthcare infrastructure is broken, so everyone notices. Tomorrow, healthcare infrastructure could be working again. But only if a radical transformation takes place in measuring and managing healthcare. This book is about that transformation, what is needed and how to achieve it.

Keywords

Acute Care Personal Medicine Chronic Care Communication Infrastructure Physical Infrastructure 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruce R. Schatz
    • 1
  • Richard B. BerlinJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medical Information Science, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbanaUSA

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