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E-Health - Data incorporations through Technology

Delivery of healthcare is critically dependent on access to data, however much of this data resides across many data repositories and organizations, and is often highly protected and private.

The Environmental Drivers

Restructuring of the Health System (world wide) to meet the demands of ageing populations (major economic impact)

Funding agencies driving multi-disciplinary research initiatives and solutions to healthcare priorities and data sharing needs

Increasing pace of growth of the scientific knowledge base (e.g. genomics data) increased need for linking data across disciplines

Development and application of high-cost medical technologies and need for Cost/benefit analyses (global benchmarking)

Declining availability of specialist skills and thus improving productivity through advanced systems becomes a priority

Private-sector healthcare providers taking over more routine procedures from Public providers and data access issues

How do we answer a Health Query?

Identification of the …