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What is Healthcare Infrastructure

Handbook of Research on Transdisciplinary Knowledge Generation
An adequate health care infrastructure has many components: physical facilities that make care accessible; laboratory, training, and other support facilities; reliable supplies of pharmaceuticals and other materials; trained staff and professional training systems; and mechanisms to distribute resources and expertise.
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Beyond Digital Tools: A Transdisciplinary Approach to Healthcare
Khadijeh (Roya) Rouzbehani (University of Victoria, Canada)
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 11
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-9531-1.ch010
As the North American healthcare system moves to online value-based care, the importance of engaging patients and families continues to intensify. However, simply engaging patients and families to improve their subjective satisfaction will not be enough for providers who want to maximize value. True optimization entails developing deep and long-term relationships with patients through understanding their needs. This chapter discusses the result of a research conducted in Canada. Questionnaires were given, and the collected data were analyzed using SPSS 20.0 statistical. The findings indicate that IT healthcare is rapidly growing. However, despite a significant number of initiatives in Canada related to online health information, lack of interoperability remains one of the major challenges in implementing successful health IT systems at this time.
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