Announcing Book on the Challenges of Digitizing Medical Records and E-Government

Lammi Publishing, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has acquired the worldwide electronic English language rights to the health care book. Digital Information Revolution Changes in Canada: E-Government Design, the Battle against Illicit Drugs, and Health Care Reform by Scarlett Kelly.

The book lays out the benefits of the digitization of health records and the challenges that need to be overcome for widespread adoption, such as concerns from physicians and the general public. The particular intricacies of the Canadian federal system make the challenge all the more difficult. Kelly calls for a strong federal government response.

This publication opens up an important new aspect of our publishing list. It gives the lay reader the ability to understand some of the debates usually held behind closed doors or in conferences. All of us at one time or another will deal with the health care system. As Kelly’s book shows, this system is to be shaped by technology in the future.

Currently in the joint Master of Public Administration and Master of Library and Information Studies program at Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS, Scarlett Kelly has a diverse academic and professional background that includes English literature, consecutive interpretation, science, administration, finance, budgeting, marketing, project management, program evaluation, planning, and database management. Fascinated by the positive changes that the digital information revolution can bring to Canada, Scarlett has presently dedicated her academic research and future career to information management in the public sector. She aims to improve the current government functions with digital information management systems in order to achieve cost-reduction, efficiency, coordination, and citizen-centred services

The book is now in the editing phase. Publication will be in late August or early September.  It will be released through all major distribution channels and in appropriate formats. For updates please join our mailing list or follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook.