By Ilkka Kunnamo (Finland)
EQuiP Working Group Leader on eHealth
EQuiP Working Group on eHealth
eHealth is a relatively recent and broad term encompassing implementation of means of information and communications technology in the health and healthcare sectors for clinical, research, educational, service delivery, and administrative purposes.
For the first time, technology is enabling the emergence of a new global mindset in interaction and collaboration among institutions, health professionals and providers, healthcare users and entrepreneurs.
While eHealth has the potential to deliver high-quality and cost-effective solutions for diverse population needs in Primary Healthcare, address ever growing consumer demand, and improve health and healthcare in underserved areas and low- and middle-income countries, it still faces important challenges, such as interoperability and scalability.
The 46th EQuiP Assembly Meeting held in Talinn (Estonia) 16-18 October 2014 was themed 'Digital prescribing in primary care: A tool for prompt service or a challenge to quality evaluation?'.
Unfortunately, we have no link to interactive EQuiP ePDF with slides and photos, but we do have a series of video recordings from the conference.
Media and Resources