This book sets out to answer the key question of how healthcare providers can move from a fragmented to an integrated provision, including how ICT be used to develop a market approach - variety and choice of service providers for patients - against a background of institutionalised and ingrained practices. A team of academic and practitioner experts with many years' healthcare and research experience considers the broad issues of transforming healthcare using ICTs, electronic health records (EHRs), and approaches taken internationally to the healthcare integration challenge. The book will be essential reading for those involved in ICTs at a strategic or managerial level, and for contractors and developers implementing solutions on their behalf. The book will also be of interest for all those concerned with integrating healthcare and ICT at every level throughout the world.
Part 1: Transforming Healthcare Services Using ICT. Integrating Healthcare. Information Systems (IS) Integration Approaches in Healthcare. Modernizing Healthcare really connecting for health? Integrating Healthcare with ICT. The National Programme for IT (NPfIT): Is there a better way? Part 2: Electronic Health Records. Electronic Records for Patient Centred Healthcare. Integrating Electronic Health Records. Socio-Technical Approaches to EHRs. Part 3: Global ICT Adoption and Implementation in Healthcare. New IT and the Kaiser Chiefs: EMR integration in the Aloha State. Some insights into the National Healthcare Systems of the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. Customer Value and Lean Operations in Healthcare.