Health care IC cards and the internet: A world wide survey

T. Takahashi, A. Alkhateeb, S. Mandil, Y. Sekita

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Abstract

Health card systems world-wide face many problems such as a lack of standardization, poor acceptance by the medical community, inadequate software, insufficient on-card storage capacity, high implementation cost, and social and legal issues related to the privacy and security of patient information. In addition, health care researchers and health care professionals have had increasing interest in the development of Internet-based solutions in health care, casting doubt on the future of IC card systems. However, IC cards used in conjunction with Internetbased health information systems may be more viable than either system alone. We conducted a world-wide survey to explore the possibilities of such a combined system. Our analysis shows that there is considerable knowledge of the concept of Internet-based health care services among the professionals of IC card projects. In addition, our results indicate that IC cards could play a major role in health care systems as authorization keys that permit access to health information.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHealth Cards 1997
PublisherIOS Press
Pages318-322
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)905199379X, 9789051993790
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Jan 1
Event4th International Congress on Patient Data Cards and Health Professional Cards, Health Cards 1997 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 1997 Nov 121997 Nov 14

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume49
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Other

Other4th International Congress on Patient Data Cards and Health Professional Cards, Health Cards 1997
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period97/11/1297/11/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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