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Transatlantic eHealth/Health IT Cooperation Roadmap

Transatlantic eHealth/Health IT Cooperation RoadmapTransatlantic eHealth/Health IT Cooperation Roadmap has the vision to support an innovative collaborative community of public- and private-sector entities, including suppliers of eHealth solutions, working toward the shared objective of developing, deploying, and using eHealth science and technology to empower individuals, support care, improve clinical outcomes, enhance patient safety and improve the health of populations. Read more...

Proceedings of the 5th International Advanced Research Workshop on In Silico Oncology and Cancer Investigation

Proceedings of the 5th International Advanced Research Workshop on In Silico Oncology and Cancer InvestigationCancer is a natural phenomenon and as such it should be amenable to mathematical and computational description. Clinically driven complex multiscale cancer models can produce rather realistic spatio-temporal simulations of concrete clinical interventions such as radio-chemotherapy applied to individual patients. Clinical data processing procedures and computer technologies play an important role in this context. Read more...

Guide to the Patient's Journey

Guide to the Patient's JourneyIn this publication we are welcome to follow editors on a patient's journey through the health care system. Just as you possibly noticed during eHealth Week in Copenhagen, a patient's journey should be well-connected, especially considering the situation today when all too often patients are asking for more coherent treatment. By reading this publication, you will gain new insights into how health care can be built up around a patient's needs. Read more...

Accelerating Innovation: The Power of the Crowd

Accelerating Innovation: The Power of the CrowdThis research is based on in-depth interviews and discussions with 39 health leaders from across 15 countries and three different regions - Europe, ASPAC and the Americas. The individuals interviewed for this report are those with national and international reputations in the field of health management, health policy and eHealth across the world. Insights from these interviews were augmented with existing published literature from leading academics and practical examples of eHealth around the world. Read more...

Legal Frameworks for eHealth: Based on the Findings of the Second Global Survey on eHealth

Legal Frameworks for eHealth: Based on the Findings of the Second Global Survey on eHealthGlobal Observatory for eHealth series - Volume 5.
Given that privacy of the doctor-patient relationship is at the heart of good health care, and that the electronic health record (EHR) is at the heart of good eHealth practice, the question arises: Is privacy legislation at the heart of the EHR? The second global survey on eHealth conducted by the Global Observatory for eHealth (GOe) set out to answer that question by investigating the extent to which the legal frameworks in the Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) address the need to protect patient privacy in EHRs as health care systems move towards leveraging the power of EHRs to deliver safer, more efficient, and more accessible health care. Read more...

WHO Compendium 2011 of New and Emerging Health Technologies

WHO Compendium 2011 of New and Emerging Health TechnologiesThe compendium of new and emerging technologies that address global health concerns has been created as a neutral platform for technologies which are likely to be suitable for use in low-resource settings. It is released to encourage the dialogue between ministries of health, procurement officers, donors, technology developers, manufacturers, clinicians, academics and the general public. Read more...

InterComponentWare AG - eHealth Solutions with Potential

eHealth Solutions with PotentialChanging demographics, an increase in the number of chronically ill patients and the advances in technology have brought healthcare systems to the limits of their performance. The key to sustainable healthcare lies in coordinating care delivery processes. Together with its partners, ICW strives to efficiently provide the needed IT-supported processes for providing the best possible level of care and at the highest possible level of cost efficiency: Read more...

Methodologies for Assessing Telemedicine: A Systematic Review of Reviews

Methodologies for Assessing Telemedicine: A Systematic Review of ReviewsPrevious reviews have expressed concerns about the quality of telemedicine studies. There is debate about shortcomings and appropriate methodologies. The aim of this review of systematic reviews of telemedicine is to summarize methodologies used in telemedicine research, discuss knowledge gaps and recommendations and suggest methodological approaches for further research. Read more...

Achieving Clinical and Operational Excellence: How to Establish Healthcare Service Line Costs

Achieving Clinical and Operational Excellence: How to Establish Healthcare Service Line CostsNot knowing the clear direction that the healthcare reform initiatives will take over the next several years, healthcare organizations remain under intense pressure to reduce costs and repair inefficiencies. Most organizations understand that to successfully execute, they have to manage cost and key performance measurements across business lines. Yet, few are able to attain this. Read more...

Telemedicine: An Essential Technology for Performed Healthcare

Telemedicine: An Essential Technology for Performed HealthcareHealthcare reform in dozens of countries, including France, the United Kingdom, Australia, Chile, Canada, Taiwan, China and the United States, is generating dramatically new approaches to care delivery. Although the details and the level of maturity of the efforts differ across countries, the overall trends are universal: they reflect the need to contain costs while improving access and care quality, to overcome a shortage of providers, and to take care of a growing sicker and ageing population. Read more...