Chapitre publié dans un ouvrage (OS)MAGALHÃES J.L. & QUONIAM L. (2013). "Perception of the Information Value for Public Health : A Case Study for Neglected Diseases". In G.L. Jamil & A. Malheiro (Eds), Rethinking the Conceptual Base for New Practical Applications in Information Value and Quality, Hershey, Etats-Unis : IGI Global, 211-232. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-4562-2.ch009
Information society boom and market globalization have opened up new ways of using a concept that has been in existence for a long time. Information is valued using competitive intelligence tools. Intensity in research on drugs and medicines contributes significantly to innovation and technological development in the country’s health. Thus, this chapter shows how Web 2.0 tools of free access can help developing nations in network management and patient analysis for health care, in this case for neglected diseases–tuberculosis. The co-relation of a lot of experts in the world with several knowledge bases can contribute to generation of new approaches and results as well as assist in better decision making by managers of companies, governments, and organizations. Countries and publications by research networks in tuberculosis are listed. The authors also describe a specific example for technological management using tuberculosis patients.
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