eHealth

Connecting Health Care and Public Health.

E Andrew Balas, Santosh Krishna, Tsigeweini A. Tessema

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Abstract

Reducing risks and improving benefits to the patients are requirements health professionals are faced with in their daily work. Furthermore, cuts in health funds and the competition for budgets require to enhancing efficacy and efficiency of health services. For meeting both challenges, adequate information and knowledge is needed, which can be gathered from documentation systems such as Electronic Health Records or Personal Health Records (PHRs), but also by performing dedicated clinical studies such as randomized controlled trials (RCTs) or cohort studies. Based on a literature analysis, quality of, and benefits from, RCTs have been analyzed. The benefits from connecting public health and PHRs are discussed in some details.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)169-176
Number of pages8
JournalStudies in health technology and informatics
Volume134
StatePublished - May 23 2008

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Personal Health Records
Telemedicine
Public health
Health care
Randomized Controlled Trials
Public Health
Health
Delivery of Health Care
Electronic Health Records
Budgets
Financial Management
Documentation
Health Services
Cohort Studies
System program documentation
Clinical Studies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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eHealth : Connecting Health Care and Public Health. / Balas, E Andrew; Krishna, Santosh; Tessema, Tsigeweini A.

In: Studies in health technology and informatics, Vol. 134, 23.05.2008, p. 169-176.

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Balas, E Andrew ; Krishna, Santosh ; Tessema, Tsigeweini A. / eHealth : Connecting Health Care and Public Health. In: Studies in health technology and informatics. 2008 ; Vol. 134. pp. 169-176.
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