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Healthcare and the coming informatics revolution (part 1)

James Christopher Chris Westland | June 3, 2009
It is likely that Asian nations will invite the same problems facing the United States healthcare system.




Figure 4:  The total volume of information in the healthcare industry, and how it is expected to grow

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In the second part of this article on the informatics revolution in healthcare, I will describe what I believe to be the most likely, logical and efficient path for US healthcare to take to automate and integrate the three activity centres that define healthcare, and are essential to the well-being of its populace.

James Christopher Chris Westland, PhD, CPA, is professor and head, department of information and decision sciences at the University of IllinoisChicago.


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