Role of the National Information Infrastructure on Health Care Delivery in A Resource-constrained Environment

Bijoy K. Khandheria, Barry Kent Gilbert, Robert R. Hattery, Michael B. Wood, Abdul R. Bengali, Marvin P. Mitchell

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Abstract

Health Care Reform has been the focus of national attention for the past 2 years. Issues in the forefront of health care delivery which must be solved include the escalating cost of delivering high quality health care, inadequate access to primary and specialty care to segments of both rural and urban America, and the duplication of expensive facilities because of the inability of the infrastructure to enable the sharing of these facilities. Individuals who are geographically distant or residing in inner city neighborhoods of large metropolitan areas have little or no access to the most basic medical care, let alone tertiary care centers. As but a few examples, in some regions seven days are required for a general practitioner to receive an x-ray report from a radiologist, an increasing number of small towns do not have physicians or even physician assistants in residence, and many do not have 911 services.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Health Care Technology Policy I - The Role Of Technology in the Cost Of Health Care
EditorsWarrlen S. Grundfest
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages192-195
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)0819416312, 9780819416315
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994
Event1994 Health Care Technology Policy I - The Role Of Technology in the Cost Of Health Care, HCTP 1994 - Arlington, United States
Duration: Apr 27 1994Apr 29 1994

Publication series

NameProceedings - Health Care Technology Policy I - The Role Of Technology in the Cost Of Health Care

Conference

Conference1994 Health Care Technology Policy I - The Role Of Technology in the Cost Of Health Care, HCTP 1994
CountryUnited States
CityArlington
Period4/27/944/29/94

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Policy
  • Health(social science)

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    Khandheria, B. K., Gilbert, B. K., Hattery, R. R., Wood, M. B., Bengali, A. R., & Mitchell, M. P. (1994). Role of the National Information Infrastructure on Health Care Delivery in A Resource-constrained Environment. In W. S. Grundfest (Ed.), Proceedings - Health Care Technology Policy I - The Role Of Technology in the Cost Of Health Care (pp. 192-195). [721294] (Proceedings - Health Care Technology Policy I - The Role Of Technology in the Cost Of Health Care). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/HCTP.1994.721294