The Future of Healthcare Infrastructure

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


Every country requires a national infrastructure for health care. This infrastructure must serve many needs and many individuals. In addition to providing a backbone for medical information and demographic information across populations, the infrastructure must index the nation’s health, using twenty-first century technologies to solve twenty-first century problems. The interactions with individuals will generate measurements of populations, as the input for massive data mining on large-scale supercomputers, to discover cohort-specific maximal quality at minimal cost. These information technologies will gather the data necessary to support healthcare infrastructure for viable healthcare, health and well-being.


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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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