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A Practical Framework of Industry-university for Supply Chain Management of Health-care Industry with Using Distance Health-care ICT Platform

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Author(s): Wei-Shuo Lo

Journal: International Journal of Electronic Business Management
ISSN 1728-2047

Volume: 7;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 241;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: Industry-University Cooperation | Healthcare Industry | Information and Communications Technology (ICT) | Supply Chain Management (SCM)

ABSTRACT
Healthcare has became a popular issue as its scope involves different sciences, people, and knowledge including medicine, patients, nursing, doctors, various life controlling systems, and information technologies. Healthcare industry connects differentcomplicated events from inputs to outputs of the healthcare system, these events escalate in different situations, and thus they become problems in healthcare supply chain management (SCM). The industry and the university have an opportunity to cooperate with each other to find an effective way to respond to industrial problems on supplychain management. This paper describes how to build an effective partnership between industry and the university on the use of a distance healthcare information communication technology (ICT) platform to provide a practical framework for industry-university cooperation based on healthcare supply chain.
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