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Using Technology to Reduce a Healthcare Disparity

Using Technology to Reduce a Healthcare Disparity
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Author(s): Nilmini Wickramasinghe (Epworth HealthCare, Australia & Deakin University, Australia)
Copyright: 2018
Pages: 8
Source title: Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2255-3.ch323


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Superior healthcare delivery requires good communication. For people who have English as a second language this is particularly challenging. Given the advances in technology most especially with Web 2.0 and cloud computing, the following proffers a technology mediated solution to address communication barriers that results when delivering healthcare to non-English speakers or limited proficient english speaking patients. this solution serves to reduce healthcare disparities, satisfy Meaningful use requirements and provide superior healthcare delivery that is efficient, effective and efficacious.

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