E-health in the East Asian tigers

Ian HOLLIDAY, Wai Keung TAM

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

24 Citations (Scopus)

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)759-769
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Medical Informatics
Volume73
Issue number11/12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2004
Externally publishedYes

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