Patient Centric Healthcare InformationSystems in the U.S.

Patient Centric Healthcare InformationSystems in the U.S.

Nilmini Wickramasinghe (Illinois Institute of Technology, USA)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 9
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-987-8.ch074
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Abstract

Healthcare expenditure is increasing exponentially, and reducing this expenditure (i.e., offering effective and efficient quality healthcare treatment) is becoming a priority not only in the United States, but also globally (Bush, 2004; Oslo Declaration, 2003;Global Medical Forum, 2005). In the final report compiled by the Committee on the Quality of Healthcare in America (Institute of Medicine, 2001), it was noted that improving patient care is integrally linked to providing high quality healthcare.

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