Healthcare is the largest industry in the United States is in crisis, and threatens to ruin the country’s economy. Medical errors kill an estimated 98,000 people per year, and the accessibility to adequate health care is a growing problem for much of the country’s citizenry. Although he is one of the main keys to solve the crisis, a national network of electronic health (eHealth) used under-appreciated and little, and faces several formidable obstacles for implementation. Cu … Read more »

Healthcare is the largest industry in the United States is in crisis, and threatens to ruin the country’s economy. Medical errors kill an estimated 98,000 people per year, and the accessibility to adequate health care is a growing problem for much of the country’s citizenry. Although he is one of the main keys to solve the crisis, a national network of electronic health (eHealth) used under-appreciated and little, and faces several formidable obstacles for implementation. Current and future national political leadership has narrowly focused on a subset of subjects in the belief that the crisis can not be addressed holistically because of political interests. But the obstacles that greatly impede eHealth’s potential to solve the crisis can only be removed in a timely manner through a comprehensive, national framework that shapes the legal, organizational and economic landscape for eHealth. Can improve only encourages a greater public awareness of the national legislative measures eHealth’s potential to improve the quality and accessibility of health care and its cost at the same time.
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John W. Hill,
Phillip Powell
Source: Business Horizons
13 pages.
Release Date: 15, May 2009. Prod #: BH330-PDF-ENG
The National Healthcare Crisis: Is eHealth a key solution? HBR case solution

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