eHealth refers to the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in healthcare.
eHealth combines image exchange for HIEs and referral analytics. eHealth technologies combine intelligent health record aggregation and clinical referral coordination.
eHealth technologies provide potential support for disease self-management, but the value of current applications is unclear to patients with multiple chronic conditions (MCCs).
Key benefits of eHealth technologies may include: eHealth technologies can save a lot of time, eHealth technologies give people more information about their health.
Using eHealth technologies, doctors can safely and easily share information with colleagues.
The importance of health informatics is growing rapidly as it becomes an indispensable component of any national health care system.
Health informatics has many benefits, including quantitative, qualitative, and strategic benefits to improve healthcare services.
One of the most important prerequisites for high-quality health care is the availability of high-quality information that is available to the public, patients, medical staff, and other key users, including health care planners.
At the outset, before I go deeper into the mechanisms of implementing e-health and the most important basics that build on it and the problems that can hinder the application and implementation of the concept of e-health,, I find it appropriate to clarify and define what is meant by “e-health”.
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines “e-health” as “the safe and cost-effective use of ICTs and their role in supporting health and related areas, including health care services, health monitoring, health literature, education, and knowledge.
In other words,, e-health is the application of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the medical and health care sectors, including educational, research and administrative areas.
Information Infrastructure for eHealth aims to “improve overall health services and provide high-quality healthcare by providing the public, patients and medical staff with the right and timely information.
Accordingly, the Ministry of Health has assumed a very big responsibility in taking advantage of this huge budget to activate and implement the concept of e-health.
Whereas, the application and implementation of an e-health self-management system and the use of its services can only come from a holistic approach that takes into account all data of current and future needs and determines all local conditions and factors with a focus on the human factor and qualifies the current cadres to deal with the concept of e-health
eHealth technologies work through clear standards and legislation with an emphasis on ethics and through the full cooperation between the different health sectors to spread information awareness in all areas of society, especially with regard to medical informatics, in addition to building the ICT infrastructure and the necessary hardware and software.