Information Technology and the Revolution in Healthcare

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Houghton, John (2002) Information Technology and the Revolution in Healthcare. Working Paper. Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia.


Understanding the potential of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to transform cost and control structures is essential for those seeking to benefit from their application. This study examines the impacts of ICTs on the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. It includes a brief exploration of ICT developments, a discussion of their impacts on pharmaceuticals and healthcare, and an assessment of the implications for healthcare costs, health outcomes and pharmaceutical industry development.

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Pharmaceutical Industry Project Equity, Sustainability and Industry Development Working Paper Series

Item type Monograph (Working Paper)
DOI No. 4
Subjects Historical > RFCD Classification > 320000 Medical and Health Sciences
Historical > FOR Classification > 0806 Information Systems
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Strategic Economic Studies (CSES)
Keywords drug pricing, ICT, payer, provider, practitioner
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