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The digital transformation of health care.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10788126     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The arrival of the Internet offers the opportunity to fundamentally reinvent medicine and health care delivery. The "e-health" era is nothing less than the digital transformation of the practice of medicine, as well as the business side of the health industry. Health care is only now arriving in the "Information Economy." The Internet is the next frontier of health care. Health care consumers are flooding into cyberspace, and an Internet-based industry of health information providers is springing up to serve them. Internet technology may rank with antibiotics, genetics, and computers as among the most important changes for medical care delivery. Utilizing e-health strategies will expand exponentially in the next five years, as America's health care executives shift to applying IS/IT (information systems/information technology) to the fundamental business and clinical processes of the health care enterprise. Internet-savvy physician executives will provide a bridge between medicine and management in the adoption of e-health technology.
R C Coile
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physician executive     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0898-2759     ISO Abbreviation:  Physician Exec     Publication Date:    2000 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-04-12     Completed Date:  2000-04-12     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8610398     Medline TA:  Physician Exec     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  8-15     Citation Subset:  H    
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MeSH Terms
Attitude to Computers
Commerce / trends
Delivery of Health Care / economics,  trends*
Managed Care Programs
Medical Records Systems, Computerized
Patient Education as Topic / trends
Physician-Patient Relations*
Physicians / psychology
United States

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