E-health has the task of digitizing clinical data, which leads to an inevitable migration to electronic devices and telematic networks. The fact that many of the essential health services are digitalized brings benefits but also delays due to the period of adaptation to the new technology. In addition, electronics require greater consideration of data protection and health privacy.
In hospitals around the world, new digital health tools are applied to produce an improvement in the organization of the care relationship.
By now also in Italy we are officially entering a new phase of healthcare. Clinical-care processes undergo important changes as well as those concerning the management of patient data that are gradually evolving. In fact, training for health professionals is rightly acquiring due relevance.
For this reason, numerous platforms and online sites are available that make it possible from the comfort of your PC or smartphone to book visits, get the results of examinations and specialist visits, communicate and talk with doctors and health professionals and much more, all for have your health picture as close at hand as possible.
In this context, the application of new technologies represents a valid opportunity to define a better balance between the need for a higher quality of performance and a careful use of available resources.eBook – Digital HealthThe eBook is available on Shop.Wki.it:Digital Health Cosmai Paola, Perrone Antonietta, Wolters Kluwer Italy, 2020Buy nowThe advantages
The main advantage of digital healthcare is the ability to ensure complete interconnection, no longer linked to the location of a facility or the times when you can book a medical visit. On the contrary, the remarkable expansion of telemedicine solutions and the emergence of innovative solutions have led to informed participation by patients and increased their personal well-being. In addition, the general interest of health systems is expanding to speed up the digitization process.
By doing so, a considerable double advantage is obtained: the actual costs of treatment are reduced and, at the same time, greater accuracy of diagnosis and procedures is guaranteed.
But not only that, being able to have doctors with whom to consult and make their services available on a network in favor of patients, allows the prevention of serious medical conditions and adequate support for the management of their pathologies.
The main services of digital health are:
Telemedicine. The telemedicine sector allows facilities and doctors to easily communicate with both patients and other professionals without being physically present, optimizing time and resources. Since this is sensitive data, we enter a very thorny context, as the privacy of each patient must be guaranteed at every level and sector.
Therefore it is important that companies create policies with consent procedures, in line with legal regulations. Furthermore, in this particular area, cloud services tend to be used to store health data. Therefore it is very important to be well updated on the confidentiality standards that the privacy policies impose;