“The e-health revolution—easier said than done” – the progressive and difficult path of e-Health innovation

e-health is seen as one of the most important revolutions in healthcare since the advent of the modern medicine. e-health makes use of the digital communication means as new pathways to deliver health information and services more effectively and efficiently. Although the wide potential of e-Health has been discussed is clear a slow progress of eHealth adoption given many barriers and technical, ethical and policy issues it raises.

There are many reasons for the slow adoption of e health. Some of them include many obstacles to: - developing national e health policies and programs; - resistance of professions to changes in existing models of care. Some of these have been resolved; others persist; still others are only just beginning to emerge. Much more reasons could be highlighted and especially it is important an in depth analysis considering the different perspectives of the end-users, caretakers, developers, innovators, policy-makers, etc.

If you are interested on e-Health topic, leave here some words summarizing your previous experience and thoughts about which are the most relevant constraints and concerns for developing and implementing e-health solutions. Find in the VITLAB Observatory (accessible clicking in the Knowledge tab) a recompilation of recommended reading. An interesting report in which you may be interested – check http://www.vitlab-resater.eu/?q=observatory/health-inequalities-and-ehea...

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