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Emergency and crisis management pose multidimensional information systems challenges for communities across North America. In the quest to reduce mortality and morbidity risks and to increase the level of crisis preparedness, regional emergency management networks have evolved. Integrated Crisis Support Systems (ICSS) are enabling information technologies… (More)
International executives underscore the key management frontiers of strategic e-health partnerships between information and communication technology and health care sectors for innovative growth, systems integration, and social responsibility.
AbstrAct The 21 st century continues to witness the transformation of organizational systems globally through the deployment of information and communication technologies (ICT). The emerging future is witnessing the convergence of artificial intelligence, biotechnology, nomadic information systems, and nano-technology. This promises to further compel… (More)
The 21st century continues to witness the transformation of organizational systems globally through the deployment of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). The health care sector is no exception to the inter-organizational dynamics driven by ICT innovations, such as artificial intelligence, biotechnology, nomadic information systems and… (More)
BACKGROUND Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) continue as a twenty-first century subterranean and almost invisible scourge internationally. TBI care systems provide a safety net for survival, recovery, and reintegration into social communities from this scourge, particularly in Canada, the European Union, and the USA. AIMS This paper examines the underlying… (More)
Strategic partnerships between the health care and Information Communication Technology (ICT) sectors are the wave of the future, as e-health systems are implemented. Divergent perspectives between ICT and health care executives impose central challenges in forging productive strategic alliances. Bridging these perceptual differences requires strong… (More)
This study identifies seven key characteristics of effective strategic partnership management issues between the Information and Communication (ICT) and health care sectors. It underscores the implications for international health community, based on experiences in Canada, Germany, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
A comprehensive audit of the Health Program Guidelines in Canada was undertaken between January and September 1992. This review examined the strategic effectiveness and operational efficiency of the guidelines developed under the auspices of the Federal, Provincial and Territorial Advisory Committee on Institutional and Medical Services (ACIMS). To assess… (More)
This paper examines key issues of comprehensive audit systems in health care in Canada. The concept of comprehensive auditing preparedness is explored and a synopsis of the central challenges are presented. The need for sound accountability structures, strategic effectiveness targets and effectiveness control systems in health care facilities as solid… (More)