[What is HCTM]
What is HCTM
HCTM is about redesigning the health care delivery system
Major transformations are occurring in the delivery of healthcare worldwide.
Medical and healthcare technologies are increasingly impacting the clinical
as well as the administrative dimensions of healthcare care delivery.
Innovations introduced in the last decade have created accumulated effects
that will be compounded with the continuing technical progress in medicine.
Areas such as telemedicine, telehealth, computerized medical records,
e-health and use of the Internet in B2B and B2C applications in healthcare
are some of the milestones in the almost total revamping of the healthcare
landscape. Innovations in medical and healthcare technologies are already
transforming the operations, design and mission of hospitals. In this
regard, the challenges for the future are an exciting opportunity for
study, reflection, planning, and intervention.
HCTM is about exploring key issues and trends
The network provides a forum for identifying and exploring key issues
in healthcare, technology and management and setting up research agendas
for the future.
HCTM is an international network
A network of academics and managers from around the world interested
in developing knowledge about healthcare, technology and management.
It is a world-based network, with rapidly developing international links,
where people can get together to communicate experience and ideas. It
is a network that bridges the gap between research and practice.
HCTM is a multidisciplinary network
HCTM concerns different fields like changes and transformations in society,
applications of information technologies, emerging technologies in medical
care and applications of modern management.
HCTM has a focus on development and application of knowledge
Excellence in providing healthcare must be led by the development of