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Figure 0.1. Total health expenditure as a share of GDP, 2007
Box 1.1. Integrated medication management solutions
1.2. Reducing operating costs of clinical services
1.3. Reports on cost-savings tend to be anecdotal in nature
1.4. Health care organisations can reap non-financial gains from ICTs
1.6. Achieving “transformation” through ICTs
Box 1.6. Real-time tracking of the quality of clinical care delivery
2.1. Are there any financial gains to be made – and if so, by whom?
2.2. Purchase and implementation costs for EMRs can be significant
Box 2.1. Functional characteristics of an electronic health record
Table 2.1. Functions qualifying EHRs as basic or fully functional systems
Table 2.2. EMR/EHR costs in the United States and Canada
2.3. Physician incentives differ under different payment systems
Table 2.3. Payment schemes in primary and specialist care, 2008
Figure 2.1. Willingness to pay
2.4. Cross-system link-ups remain a serious problem
Box 2.3. Dealing with legacy systems: the Dutch approach
Box 2.4. Open source health ICTs
Table 2.4. Healthcare information exchange and interoperability taxonomy
2.6. Privacy and security are crucial
Table 3.1. Most common financial incentives in six OECD countries
3.2. Grants and subsidies
3.3. Payment differentials
Box 3.1. The UK National Quality and Outcomes Framework
Figure 3.1. Western Australian practices using IM/IT
3.4. Long-term sustainability and financing
Box 3.3. Delayed benefit realisation
Table 3.2. Attitudes about payoffs according to main stakeholders
Table 4.1. Measures to address lack of interoperability by country
4.1. Governments’ role in the adoption of standards
Box 4.1. Compliance with standards: lessons learned from the MAeHC
4.2. Certification of products
Box 4.2. Health care IT product certification in the United States
4.3. Setting vendor conformance usability requirements
Box 4.3. Physician Office System Programme (POSP)
Box 4.4. MAeHC turned consent to demand
5.1. Building a common understanding of what needs to be measured
Table 5.1. Current budget for ICT initiatives in three OECD countries
Figure 5.1. Principal information needs
Table 5.3. Overview of main data collections reported by countries
Box 5.2. Criteria for the selection of indicators
Box 5.3. Adoption of basic and fully functional EHRs
5.4. Improving comparability of data on ICT in health: What options?
Annex A. Country case studies
The Massachusetts e-Health Collaborative in the United States
Telestroke in the Baleares (Spain)
E-prescription in Sweden
Annex B. Project background and methodology
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