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Canadian Journal of Public Health

, Volume 96, Issue 4, pp 291–293 | Cite as

The Axis and Nexus of e-Health Alliances in 2020

  • Denis H. J. CaroEmail author
Commentary

Abstract

Strategic partnerships between the health care and Information Communication Technology (ICT) sectors are the wave of the future, as e-health systems are implemented. Divergent perspectives between ICT and health care executives impose central challenges in forging productive strategic alliances. Bridging these perceptual differences requires strong leadership and vision, financial resources, and care provider support. Together these form the axis upon which tomorrow’s e-health alliances will rest. The growth of e-health systems is inexorable. The strength of governance leadership continues to influence its rate of growth and positive impact on health care systems. The extent to which strategic partnerships with the ICT sector will evolve into dynamic e-health alliances is directly related to the quality of national and regional governance leadership — the ultimate nexus of evolving e-health systems of 2020.

MeSH terms

Integrated advanced information management systems integrated health care systems health care technology leadership 

Résumé

Les partenariats stratégiques entre les secteurs des services de soins de santé et les technologies de l’information et des communications (TIC) ont un avenir prometteur. Néanmoins, les perspectives des gestionnaires de ces deux secteurs imposent des défis en forgeant des alliances productives. Ces différences nécessitent un leadership inspiré d’une vision cohérente, des ressources financières et la participation active des professionnels dans le domaine de la santé. L’épanouissement des systèmes de e-santé est inexorable. Le rôle de gouvernance continue d’influencer le taux de croissance et l’impact positif sur les systèmes de soins de santé. Ces partenariats stratégiques évoluent en concertation active et positive de leadership aux niveaux de gouvernance national et régional.

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© The Canadian Public Health Association 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.MHA Program, School of Management, Vanier HallUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada

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