e-Health – Challenges and Approaches

Document type: Conference Presentations
Peer reviewed: Yes
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Author(s): Guohua Bai
Title: e-Health – Challenges and Approaches
Conference name: International Information Technology & Applications Association, IITAA
Year: 2010
Publisher: IITAA
City: Kunming
Other identifiers: Keynote speaker
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Computing (Sektionen för datavetenskap och kommunikation)
School of Computing S-371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
Authors e-mail: gba@bth.se
Language: English
Abstract: Abstract: e-Health has been one of the most expected IT (information technology) applications just like e-Business, e-Learning, e-Government, and e-Democracy. However, e-Health has not reached the expected scale of use IT. There are challenges especially involved in healthcare sectors that are so different from other sectors.
I will stress those challenges and suggest some approaches to meet the challenges from my past 10 years experience as a researcher in this area. I hope this will provide with researchers, entrepreneurs, and practitioners some hints when e-Health is the target area.
Subject: Computer Science\Effects on Society
Computer Science\General
Keywords: eHealth, challenges and approaches