With eHealth towards the future of healthcare
If science and research question ineffective structures in the health service and develop products in the service of man, then one wants to align the pathways towards the future.
It has long been recognized that quality in health care can only be improved across sectors. In particular, demographic change implies new constructive ideas from science, research, health science and the users themselves. EHealth should help with its positioning for the future.
Information and communication technologies are not just omnipresent. They also open up completely new application possibilities in the healthcare sector. They range from expert systems for diagnostics via electronic patient files to networking of the entire healthcare system. In terms of implementation, it could then look like that vital data or x-ray images will be increasingly processed electronically in the future and then exchanged via secure data connections. In order for these data to be available at the right time, in the right place and also in the required quality, innovative solutions are required – and eHealth should make its contribution.
The “IT-Trends Medicine / Health Telematics” congress on 17 September 2014 in Essen, Germany, which has already been held for the tenth time, fits in well with this topic. As an innovative highlight, the new SDIS (Documentation and Information System Standards) was presented as part of a project jointly funded by the state government of North Rhine-Westphalia and the EU. The web-based application for the administration and research of IT and Health IT standards aims to design a collection of existing IT standards, which also includes specifications from many national funding projects. This knowledge collection should ultimately benefit the eHealth.
One of the innovations and innovations of recent years was the electronic health card, which has been mandatory since 1 January 2014. It helps doctors to check whether the insured is actually in front of you because both the gender of the person and a photo are stored on the chip of the card. In the future, insured persons may also be able to save additional data on the chip. For example, details about treatments, medications or allergies could simply be passed to the attending physician via health card.
It remains to be seen which achievements eHealth will bring to the table in the coming years.
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