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E-health in the East Asian tigers
International Journal of Medical Informatics
  • Ian HOLLIDAY, City University of Hong Kong
  • Wai Keung TAM, University of Chicago
Document Type
Journal article
Publication Date
11-1-2004
Keywords
  • East Asia,
  • E-health,
  • Information age,
  • Information technology
Disciplines
Abstract
Objective: The article analyzes e-health progress in East Asia's leading tiger economies: Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. It describes five main dimensions of e-health provision in the tigers: policymaking, regulation, provision, funding and physician-patient relations. Methods: We conducted a series of fieldwork interviews and analyzed key healthcare websites. Results and Conclusion: Our main finding is that the development of e-health in the region is less advanced than might be expected. Our explanation focuses on institutional, cultural and financial factors.
DOI
10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2004.08.001
E-ISSN
18728243
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Ian, H., & Tam, W.-k. (2004). E-health in the East Asian tigers. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 73(11/12), 759-769. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2004.08.001