Introducing mobile technologies in support of healthcare

Gururajan, Raj and Murugesan, San and Soar, Jeffrey (2005) Introducing mobile technologies in support of healthcare. Cutter IT Journal, 18 (8). pp. 12-18. ISSN 1522-7383

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Abstract

The healthcare industry around the globe is in turmoil despite significant advances in medicine and medical technologies. As revealed by several reports, the problems are many and varied, and their impacts are severe. According to a recent article in Forbes magazine, 100,000 patients are killed annually in US hospitals due to medical errors, and 3% or more patients are hurt by such errors [7]. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an astonishing 24% of people surveyed said they or their family members were harmed by medical errors. While the US aviation industry reports one death per every five million passengers, the death rate in healthcare is one in 300 patients [7]. According to researchers Feng Zhu, Matt Mutka, and Lionel Ni, other problems confronting the healthcare industry include false diagnosis, poor quality of care, functional inefficiency, increasing cost of healthcare, and poor morale and public perception [12].


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:18
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2013 05:21
Uncontrolled Keywords: mobile technology; mobile devices; healthcare; health care; m-health
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0805 Distributed Computing > 080502 Mobile Technologies
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150307 Innovation and Technology Management
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111709 Health Care Administration
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/242

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