e3Health: Three Main Features of Modern Healthcare

e3Health: Three Main Features of Modern Healthcare

Jana Zvárová (Institute of Computer Science of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic) and Karel Zvára (EuroMISE s.r.o., Czech Republic)
Copyright: © 2011 |Pages: 10
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61692-843-8.ch002
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Abstract

The chapter studies e-health applications in the frame of the broader concept of the e3Health. It shows how the scheme proposed by J.H. van Bemmel in 1984 can be used for classification of e-health applications. Apart from the electronic feature of e-health applications, the authors discuss two other features connected with health economics and environmental health. In addition, two areas of e-health applications (electronic health record and clinical guidelines) with concrete examples from the point of view of the e3Health concept are discussed.
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Background

e3Health CONCEPT

Nowadays healthcare systems in Europe and other economically developed countries are going through the process of a significant transmission. From the central controlled healthcare, they are going to process controlled or shared healthcare with the aim to reach personalized healthcare. As soon as we place a patient or a citizen in the center of a healthcare system, the system will reflect its individual needs, expectations and wishes. However, such healthcare systems should have three main features that correspond to an electronic view, economics view and environmental view.

We introduce the concept e3Health that is harmonizing interrelationship among all three main features of the modern healthcare, i.e. electronic, economic and environmental (Figure 1) for all ICT tools and service in healthcare.

Figure 1.

e3Health features

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