• Palle BagerEmail author


Electronic health (e-Health) has a great variety and is developing rapidly. This is also the case in IBD. This chapter will focus on general issues and questions to be asked when considering introducing e-Health initiatives in IBD. The chapter will outline aspects about:
  1. (a)

    Aims of e-Health: Why, who and when?

  2. (b)

    Data issues: Who enters data in e-Health? What kind of data? How is it used?

  3. (c)

    The technology of e-Health: Who develops the systems?

  4. (d)

    Research based on e-Health data.

  5. (e)

    Economic aspects of e-Health.


Finally the chapter will offer a few examples within inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) practice.


e-Health m-Health Telemedicine Self-management 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Aarhus University HospitalAarhusDenmark

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