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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/4598


Title: Information Technologies, Health, and Globalization: Anyone Excluded?
Authors: Parent, Florence
Coppieters, Yves
Parent, Marc
Keywords: Viewpoint
Delivery of Health Care
Digital Divide
Information Inequality
Issue Date: 17-Mar-2001
Publisher: Gunther Eysenbach; Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, Toronto, Canada
Citation: Florence Parent, Yves Coppieters, Marc Parent . Information Technologies, Health, and Globalization: Anyone Excluded?. J Med Internet Res 2001;3(1):e11 <URL: http://www.jmir.org/2001/1/e11/>
Abstract: [This item is a preserved copy and is not necessarily the most recent version. To view the current item, visit http://www.jmir.org/2001/1/e11/ ] Modern information technologies and worldwide communication through the Internet promise both universal access to information and the globalization of the medico-social network's modes of communication between doctors, laboratories, patients, and other players. The authors, specialists in public health and members of an association that aims to create opportunities for access to training in public health in developing countries, warn that the use of the term "globalization" ignores the reality of the "digital divide," that is, the fact that social inequalities may preclude the realization of this promise on a truly global scale.
Description: Reviewer: Viens, Adrian
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/4598
ISSN: 1438-8871
Other Identifiers: doi:10.2196/jmir.3.1.e11
Rights: Copyright (cc) Retained by author(s) under a Creative Commons License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
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