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E-health

E-health

eHealth refers to tools and services using information and communication technologies (ICTs) that can improve prevention, diagnosis, treatment, monitoring and management of diseases.

It includes information and data sharing between patients and health service providers, hospitals, health professionals and health information networks; electronic health records; telemedicine services; portable patient-monitoring devices, operating room scheduling software, robotized surgery and blue-sky research on the virtual physiological human.

ESI funds can provide financial support for these technologies which are beneficial for the entire community as they can boost access and quality of care and can thus make the health sector more efficient.