Healthcare Delivery Reform and New Technologies: Organizational Initiatives

Healthcare Delivery Reform and New Technologies: Organizational Initiatives

Matthew Guah (Claflin University, USA)
Release Date: November, 2010|Copyright: © 2011 |Pages: 462
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-183-6
ISBN13: 9781609601836|ISBN10: 1609601831|EISBN13: 9781609601850
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Description:

Healthcare delivery reform initiatives focus on improving the quality of patient care while also increasing the efficiency of existing healthcare programs.

Healthcare Delivery Reform and New Technologies: Organizational Initiatives contains cross-disciplinary research on strategic initiatives for healthcare reform that impact not only patients, but also organizations, healthcare providers, and policymakers. Contributions focus on the operational as well as theoretical aspects of healthcare management, healthcare delivery processes, and patient-centered initiatives.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Efficacy of healthcare
  • Evaluation of e-health
  • Healthcare access and privacy
  • Healthcare delivery in developing countries
  • IT system adoption in healthcare organizations
  • Medical data visualization
  • Patient Monitoring
  • Public healthcare
  • Wireless technology in healthcare
Reviews & Statements

There is no comparable book on the market that combines technology with health care reform and policy from a global perspective.

– Carole Ann Kenner, DNS, MSN, BSN, Northeastern University Bouve College of Health Sciences, Doody's Book Review

This book includes original research articles, case studies from four different countries, all on the path of reforming their national healthcare delivery. It is concerned with the theory and practice of healthcare reform initiatives from around the globe. It attempts to outline a systematic approach to the policies, strategies and implementation of various healthcare reform initiatives as researched by our remarkable list of academic and industry researchers in the field.

– Matthew Guah, Claflin University, USA

Contributors in computer and information sciences survey different healthcare delivery reform initiatives, emphasizing the potential role of information and communication technology. Their topics include decentralization and health systems performance in developing countries with a case study of Nigeria, a qualitative analysis of indoor air quality, mobile solutions for managing health care, confirmatory factor analysis to establish determinants of wireless technology in Indian healthcare, a transaction cost economics assessment of a diabetes self-management solution, and medical data visualization with a pervasive multi-agent platform.

– Sci Tech Book News, BookNews.com
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Matthew Waritay Guah was borne in Sanniquellie City, Nimba County, Liberia. He attended St. Mary’s RC School in Sanniquellie until 1983 and spent two years at Don Bosco Polytechnic (Sinkor, Monrovia). Dr. Guah obtained BSc in Information Technology from Salford University, MSc in Technology Management from Manchester University, and PhD in Information Systems and Management Controls from Warwick Business School, (all in the UK). He migrated to Great Britain in 1994, currently holds a British passport, and has made it a home for his family while travelling and working in different parts of the world. He was deemed to have demonstrated exemplary achievement and distinguished contributions to the business community and certificated to appear in the 2008-2009 edition of Madison Who’s Who of Professionals. Matthew Waritay Guah is Associate Professor for Business Systems at the School of Business, Claflin University in South Carolina. He previously worked in the Economics School of Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands. His research concentrate on management controls for healthcare reform; IFRS; IT impact on accounting practices; and financial accountability (Internet Fraud, Corporate Social Responsibility, ERP in auditing). Theoretical foundations: institutional theory, socio-economic, risk management, project management/escalation. Dr. Guah has served as track chair for ICIS-2009 and 2011 (healthcare IT track); VP for Accounting Information System (special-interest-group) within the Association for Information Systems (http://home.aisnet.org). He has published 3 books, 12 journals, 8 chapter contributions, and presented at more than 20 international conferences. He is editor-in-chief for the International Journal of Health Delivery Reform Initiatives. Other editorial memberships include JCIT, SJI, JIQ, JMIS and IJEC. Dr. Guah also served as visiting scholar in the Accounting Department of Hawaii University @ Manoa (Honolulu, USA) and Management School of Innsbruck University (Austria). Recent speaking engagements by invitation at research seminars include Universitá Cattolica, (Milan, Italy), Salford University (Manchester, UK), Westminster University (London, UK), and Warwick Business School (UK). He is external examiner for several universities in USA, Europe and South Africa. He came into academia with a wealth of industrial experience spanning over ten years (including Merrill Lynch, HSBC, British Airways, and United Nations).
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