eHealth, Care and Quality of Life

Editors: Gaddi, Antonio, Gaddi, Antonio, Manca, Marco (Eds.)

  • Offers a multidisciplinary approach to the subject
  • Covers micro- and macroeconomics, technical issues, health policy, and the role of the different stakeholders
  • Explains how to avoid the technical failures of eHealth systems proposed in the past  ​  
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The debate over eHealth is alive as never before. Supporters suggest that it will result in dramatic innovations in healthcare, including a giant leap towards patient-centered care, new opportunities to improve effectiveness, and enhanced wellness and quality of life. In addition, the growing market value of investments in health IT suggests that eHealth can offer at least a partial cure for the current economic stagnation.  Detractors counter these arguments by claiming that eHealth has already failed: the UK Department of Health has shut down the NHS National Program for IT, Google has discontinued its Health flagship, and doubts have arisen over privacy safeguards for both patients and medical professionals. This book briefly explains why caregivers, professionals, technicians, patients, politicians, and others should all consider themselves stakeholders in eHealth. It offers myth-busting responses to some ill-considered arguments from both sides of the trench, in the process allowing a fresh look at eHealth. In addition, it describes how the technical failures of previous eHealth systems can be avoided, examines the legal basis of eHealth, and discusses associated ethical issues.​  

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • The Debate Over eHealth

    Gaddi, Antonio Vittorino (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Definitions of eHealth

    Cunningham, Scott G. (et al.)

    Pages 15-30

  • An Introduction to the Technological Basis of eHealth

    Rinaldi, Giovanni

    Pages 31-67

  • eHealth and Me: The Implications of the Net for Health Care Relationships

    Martin, Mike

    Pages 69-78

  • Legally eHealth

    Pelotti, Susi (et al.)

    Pages 79-87

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Hardcover $99.00
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Softcover $99.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
eHealth, Care and Quality of Life
Editors
  • Antonio Gaddi
  • Antonio Gaddi
  • Marco Manca
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Mailand
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Italia
eBook ISBN
978-88-470-5253-6
DOI
10.1007/978-88-470-5253-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-88-470-5252-9
Softcover ISBN
978-88-470-3925-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 220
Number of Illustrations and Tables
16 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
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