With the popularity of the Internet, more and more people are turning to their computers for health information, advice, support and services. With its information based firmly on research, The Internet and Health Communication provides an in-depth analysis of the changes in human communication and health care resulting from the Internet revolution. Representing a wide range of expertise, the contributors provide an extensive variety of examples from the micro to the macro, including information about HMO web sites, Internet pharmacies, and web-enabled hospitals, to vividly illustrate their findings and conclusions.

Web-Enabled Hospitals in the United States: Influences on Adoption Processes

Web-Enabled Hospitals in the United States: Influences on Adoption Processes

Web-enabled hospitals in the United States: Influences on adoption processes
Lauren B.EderDonald E.Wise

Health care organizations worldwide have undergone major reorganization to meet the growing demands for improvements in health service accessibility, quality, and costs. In addition, the use of information technology to process health data continues to expand, and much of the critical information needed by health care administrators, providers, and other users is being stored digitally in a variety of formats, often at multiple locations. As a result, many organizations are implementing network infrastructures with Web-based interfaces to support data access and integration from a multitude of internal and external sources.

Web-enabled technologies refers to information systems that utilize standard Web browser utilities as a front-end ...

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