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eHealth Literacy as a catalyst to overall digital literacy among the elderly

Susannah Fox has invited Jessica Mark to post on This is a guest post by Jessica Mark, and Outreach Program Manager, Health Communication and eHealth Team in the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services The result of this invitation is entitled Making Strides… Read more »

The Impact of eHealth on the Quality and Safety of Health Care: A Systematic Overview

In my last post about The economics of eHealth (I) I quoted OECD. (2010). Improving Health Sector Efficiency: The Role of Information and Communication Technologies. Health Policy Studies to point out that this study mentioned an absence, in general, of independent, robust monitoring and evaluation of programmes and projects to determine the actual payoff from… Read more »

The Economics of eHealth (I)

Lately, I have been reading and checking the research literature  about Health economics and ICT . This is the first post of a collection about this topic. Soon I’ll be sharing with you all my notes. The Economics of eHealth (I) Health economics, an applied field of economics, draws its theoretical inspiration principally from four… Read more »

No eHealth without eInclusion in Europe – Eurostat 2010

Recently, EUROSTAT has published the results from ICT usage household survey 2010. I have been analysing these data developing a Digital Health Care Demand in Europe and I would like also to share my analysis of  “individuals who  used the Internet for seeking health information on injury, disease or nutrition” (European Union 27 Member States),… Read more »

The integration of Information and Communication Technology into nursing

I’m delighted to announce that the article entitled “The integration of Information and Communication Technology into nursing” has been accepted and is already in press at the International Journal of Medical Informatics. As soon as possible I will upload a pre-print version. Abstract Objectives To identify and characterise different profiles of nurses’ utilization of Information… Read more »

Personal Health Record Seminar

On October 29th 2010 I had the opportunity to participate in the Personal Health Record Seminar organized by TICSALUT Foundation I would like to share my presentation and the video recorded. Sistema de Salud Personal e Historia de Salud Personal: ¿ciudadanos y profesiolanes en el centro del sistema?View more presentations from Francisco Lupiáñez-Villanueva. Seminari sobre… Read more »

Inverse Care Law 2.0

I have posted several times about the “inverse care law” and eHealth. Following some conversations with @drbonis and @rcofinof I have decided to entitle this post “Inverse Care Law 2.0” to embed my presentation (Spanish) at “V Jornada de debate sobre eficacia y seguridad en la utilización de medicamentos”. Salud y participación a la Sociedad… Read more »

Benchmarking HIT Adoption in European Healthcare Organisations

About the conference The HIMSS Europe Health IT Leadership Summit, scheduled for 29 September – 1 October 2010 in Rome, Italy, is a new, executive level forum for education, collaboration and dialogue. Top leaders from healthcare, IT and government will convene to help advance the quality of healthcare delivery. The event will feature conference and… Read more »

Digital Health Care Demand or eHealth Care Demand in Europe – Eurostat

Lately, I have been working with aggregate data from Eurostat ICT usage household survey focused on the usage of the Internet and Health by European citizens. It is worth mentioning that this is a working in progress. Below you can find all variables available per year. Table 1. Variables available per year at Eurostat ICT… Read more »

E-patients, Cyberchondriacs, and Why We Should Stop Calling Names – European Perspective

On August 30, 2010, Susannah Fox posted E-patients, Cyberchondriacs, and Why We Should Stop Calling Names starting a discussion about names. I think the discussion could be summarised in two main trends. On the one hand, e-patients name is still useful as a brand to spread the message of individuals utilising the Internet for health… Read more »

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