Elie Geisler

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Whilst healthcare is the biggest service industry on the globe, it has yet to realise the full potential of the e-business revolution in the form of e-health. This is due to many reasons including the fact that the healthcare industry is faced with many complex challenges in trying to deliver cost-effective, high-value, accessible healthcare and has(More)
This paper discusses the reasons why evidence of clinical effectiveness is not enough to facilitate adequate adoption of robotic technologies for upper-limb neurorehabilitation. The paper also provides a short review of the state of the art technologies. In particular, the paper highlights the barriers to the adoption of these technologies by the markets in(More)
The importance of Knowledge Management (KM) to organisations in today's competitive environment is being recognised as paramount and significant. This is particularly evident for healthcare both globally and in the USA. The US healthcare system is facing numerous challenges in trying to deliver cost effective, high quality treatments and is turning to KM(More)
The increasing costs of healthcare delivery in all industrialized countries are raising serious concerns about the financial sustainability of national and regional healthcare delivery systems. Studies have shown that innovations in medical technology are one of the stronger factors that drive the upward trend of healthcare delivery costs. Many national and(More)
Models of adoption of technological innovations generally focus on the process of adoption and the factors acting as barriers and facilitators to this process. A challenging problem is the phenomenon whereby organizations are reluctant, lethargic, or resistant to adopt technologies that have been proven to be effective and to provide demonstrable benefits(More)
Ethics and economics are not mutually exclusive, but rather related concepts that help the human race in dealing with scarce resources. Safeguarding the resources employed and making a profit are general industrial objectives. Product-specific objectives, such as optimising medicinal safety and creating benefits for the individual and society, are(More)