eHealth, Care and Quality of Life

  • Antonio Gaddi
  • Fabio Capello
  • Marco Manca

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Antonio Vittorino Gaddi, Fabio Capello
    Pages 1-13
  3. Scott G. Cunningham, Deborah J. Wake, Annalu Waller, Andrew D. Morris
    Pages 15-30
  4. Susi Pelotti, Silvia Pari
    Pages 79-87
  5. Gabriele Cipriani
    Pages 89-112
  6. Marco Manca
    Pages 113-128
  7. Fabio Capello, Maria Giovanna Gatti Luini
    Pages 129-155
  8. Jamie D. Shiers, Andrea E. Naimoli
    Pages 157-173
  9. Mirko Degli Esposti, Santiago M. Mola-Velasco, Sandra García-Blasco
    Pages 175-184
  10. Antonio V. Gaddi
    Pages 185-210
  11. Fabio Capello, Antonio V. Gaddi, Marco Manca
    Pages 211-216
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 217-220

About this book


The debate over eHealth is alive as never before. Supporters suggest that it will result in dramatic innovations in healthcare, including a giant leap towards patient-centered care, new opportunities to improve effectiveness, and enhanced wellness and quality of life. In addition, the growing market value of investments in health IT suggests that eHealth can offer at least a partial cure for the current economic stagnation.  Detractors counter these arguments by claiming that eHealth has already failed: the UK Department of Health has shut down the NHS National Program for IT, Google has discontinued its Health flagship, and doubts have arisen over privacy safeguards for both patients and medical professionals. This book briefly explains why caregivers, professionals, technicians, patients, politicians, and others should all consider themselves stakeholders in eHealth. It offers myth-busting responses to some ill-considered arguments from both sides of the trench, in the process allowing a fresh look at eHealth. In addition, it describes how the technical failures of previous eHealth systems can be avoided, examines the legal basis of eHealth, and discusses associated ethical issues.​  


eHealth healthcare medical informatics public health quality of care

Editors and affiliations

  • Antonio Gaddi
    • 1
  • Fabio Capello
    • 2
  • Marco Manca
    • 3
  1. 1.Università degli Studi di BolognaBolognaItaly
  2. 2.CERNLiverpoolUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Health, Medicine and Life SciencesUniversity of MaastrichtMaastrichtThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Italia 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-5252-9
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-5253-6
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