Part of the Healthcare Delivery in the Information Age book series (Healthcare Delivery Inform. Age)


This brief chapter introduces many important concepts and constructs and sets the scene for why a pervasive perspective is a prudent choice for supporting superior healthcare delivery in the current healthcare environment globally.


Knowledge Management OECD Country Healthcare Expenditure Healthcare Delivery Pervasive Computing 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Adelaide Business School, The University of AdelaideAdelaideAustralia
  2. 2.Epworth Chair Health Information ManagementSchool of Business Information Technology and Logistics, RMIT UniversityMelbourne VICAustralia

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