Title

E-health in the East Asian tigers

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

International Journal of Medical Informatics

Publication Date

11-1-2004

Volume

73

Issue

11/12

First Page

759

Last Page

769

Keywords

East Asia, E-health, Information age, Information technology

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

Print ISSN

13865056

E-ISSN

18728243

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Recommended Citation

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