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The Digitization of Healthcare

New Challenges and Opportunities

Editors: Menvielle, Loick, Audrain-Pontevia, Anne-Françoise, Menvielle, William (Eds.)

  • Provides overview of IT in the healthcare sector
    Explores the influence of IT in areas such as value chain, business models and patient technology
    Focuses particularly upon patient communities such as PatientLikeMe and DockCheck

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About this book

Combining conceptual, pragmatic and operational approaches, this edited collection addresses the demand for knowledge and understanding of IT in the healthcare sector. With new technology outbreaks, our vision of healthcare has been drastically changed, switching from a ‘traditional’ path to a digitalized one. Providing an overview of the role of IT in the healthcare sector, The Digitization of Healthcare illustrates the potential benefits and challenges for all those involved in delivering care to the patient. The incursion of IT has disrupted the value chain and changed business models for companies working in the health sector, and also raised ethical issues and new paradigms about delivering care. This book illustrates the rise of patient empowerment through the development of patient communities such as PatientLikeMe, and medical collaborate platforms such as DockCheck, thus providing a necessary tool to patients, caregivers and academics alike. 

About the authors

Loick Menvielle is an Associate Professor at EDHEC Business School, France, but also collaborates closely with researchers from Quebec University Network, Canada, and Columbia University, USA. He was consulted by the Haute Autorité de Santé (French National Authority for Health) as an expert concerning the digitalization of health. His current research projects deal with innovation in the healthcare sector, impact of IT and patients communities on the way of delivering care and their consequences on patients’ perception and attitudes.

Anne-Françoise Audrain-Pontevia is Professor of Marketing at Écoles des Sciences de la Gestion, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada (ESG-UQAM). Her research concentrates on relationship marketing with a secondary focus on healthcare and e-health management. Her research appears in numerous academic marketing journals and international conferences, and she regularly serves as a reviewer for major academic journals.

William Menvielle is an Associate Professor in Marketing at the University of Quebec at Three-Rivers, Canada. He has published chapters, articles, conference papers and books with his research focused around online consumer behaviour. He received funds from the University of Quebec Network (FODAR) and grants from Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC).

Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • State of the Art of Health Care: The Cubism Period

    Mestres, Jean-Christophe

    Pages 3-21

  • Reshaping Health Care Through mHealth: Lessons from the On-Demand Economy

    Scarffe, Andrew D. (et al.)

    Pages 23-37

  • Tapping the Full Potential of eHealth: Business Models Need Economic Assessment Frameworks

    Pascal, Christophe

    Pages 39-58

  • Digital Health Business Models: Reconciling Individual Focus and Equity?

    Garrot, Thierry (et al.)

    Pages 59-78

  • Formulating eHealth Utilizing an Ecological Understanding

    Cumming, Grant P. (et al.)

    Pages 81-98

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-349-95173-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-95172-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Digitization of Healthcare
Book Subtitle
New Challenges and Opportunities
Editors
  • Loick Menvielle
  • Anne-Françoise Audrain-Pontevia
  • William Menvielle
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-95173-4
DOI
10.1057/978-1-349-95173-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-349-95172-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XLII, 454
Number of Illustrations and Tables
28 b/w illustrations
Topics