A Medical Ghost in the e-Health Machine
6 Pages Posted: 19 Aug 2008
Date Written: August 15, 2004
This essay seeks to contextualize e-health for the health law teacher. First, the history of e-health illustrates the way that health care in the United States has devalued patient expectations and access to care while over-investing in processes and technologies that serve the few. Second, e-health provides a rich source of examples revealing the transformation of health law away from an increasingly marginalized doctrine rooted in professional and personal paradigms. Third, e-health provides a disruptive model, particularly in its most recent iterations, that can be used to shake out otherwise dormant issues of law and policy.
Keywords: ehealth, law and technology, health law, healthcare policy
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