ICT offers new, connected healthcare solutions and servicesDigitalization and the resulting innovation support the enhancement of quality and efficiency in healthcare. The electronic recording, transmission, processing and interpretation of health data gives health care providers involved more transparency about the condition of patients and the treatment steps. This promotes a closer networking of the different care providers and supports the holistic view of patient health. Digitalization contributes to individually tailored approaches in prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. Gathering and providing health data in protected patient records / electronic health records (EHR) is a key tool for exploiting this opportunity.
The digitalization of the healthcare industry is still in the early stages. Despite the increasing turnover of e-health solutions, this is not reflected in their broad use and application. For now, it is vital to develop and implement innovative solutions with high value benefits for users. The protection of personal data and the clear regulation of access rights are essential.
"There is still considerable room for digital solutions, especially when it comes to practical applications."