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eHealth, Care and Quality of Life

  • Offers a multidisciplinary approach to the subject

  • Covers micro- and macroeconomics, technical issues, health policy, and the role of the different stakeholders

  • Explains how to avoid the technical failures of eHealth systems proposed in the past ?

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvi
  2. The Debate Over eHealth

    • Antonio Vittorino Gaddi, Fabio Capello
    Pages 1-13
  3. Definitions of eHealth

    • Scott G. Cunningham, Deborah J. Wake, Annalu Waller, Andrew D. Morris
    Pages 15-30
  4. Legally eHealth

    • Susi Pelotti, Silvia Pari
    Pages 79-87
  5. EU Support to eHealth and Cost-Benefits

    • Gabriele Cipriani
    Pages 89-112
  6. No (e)Health Without (e)Research

    • Marco Manca
    Pages 113-128
  7. eHealth Policy

    • Fabio Capello, Maria Giovanna Gatti Luini
    Pages 129-155
  8. The High-Tech Face of e-Health

    • Jamie D. Shiers, Andrea E. Naimoli
    Pages 157-173
  9. The Data-Driven Revolution of Health Care

    • Mirko Degli Esposti, Santiago M. Mola-Velasco, Sandra García-Blasco
    Pages 175-184
  10. eEducation and eHealth: A Call for Action

    • Antonio V. Gaddi
    Pages 185-210
  11. Conclusions

    • 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.​  

Keywords

  • eHealth
  • healthcare
  • medical informatics
  • public health
  • quality of care

Editors and Affiliations

  • Università degli Studi di Bologna, Bologna, Italy

    Antonio Gaddi

  • CERN, Liverpool, United Kingdom

    Fabio Capello

  • Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, University of Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands

    Marco Manca

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eBook USD 84.99
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  • ISBN: 978-88-470-5253-6
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Hardcover Book USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)