ElectronicHealthcare 1(1) May 2001 : 56-59

Accelerating the E-health Connectivity Imperative: Implementing Short-term Value against Long-term Goals when Building Private-sector Relationships

George Blake


The role of the private sector in the e-health equation, whether it be a pure business transaction (e-commerce), information transaction (e-health) or a patient care transaction (e-care), is to encourage, build and foster connectivity. The key to building successful connectivity projects that link groups together electronically is to demonstrate value to all parties. Framing this is an over-arching understanding by all participants in the system of the necessity to implement projects with short-term value, while keeping in mind the long-term goals of sustainability and increased care in the Canadian healthcare system.



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