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About Digital Health

What is Digital Health ?

Digital Health describes the application of information and communications technologies (ICTs) across the whole range of functions that affect the health sector.

"Digital Health", “eHealth”, “healthcare IT”, “health ICTs” and “health informatics” are synonymous.

Digital Health includes tools for health authorities and professionals as well as personalised health systems for patients and citizens. Digital Health can therefore be said to cover the interaction between patients and health-service providers, provider-to-provider transmission of data, or peer-to-peer communications between patients and/or health professionals; it can also include health information networks, Electronic Patient Records, Telemedicine services, and personal wearable and portable communicable systems for assisting prevention, diagnosis, treatment, health monitoring and lifestyle management.

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Digital Health comprises six types of systems:

1.    Hospital information system (HIS)

2.    Clinical information system (CIS)

3.    Other GP or specialty systems

4.    Integrated health information exchange networks (HIE/EHR)

5.    Telemedicine

6.    Secondary-usage non-clinical systems (care analytics, public health and research)

Digital Health covers the following six functions:

1.    Healthcare delivery support systems

2.    Patient Data management

3.    Health information exchange

4.    Remote healthcare services & social care support

5.    Care analytics, public health & research support

6.    Health education