Digital Agenda: eHealth survey shows most hospitals online but telemedicine services not fully deployed – Europa – 10 May 2011

Posted on May 20, 2011. Filed under: Health Informatics, Telehealth | Tags: |

Digital Agenda: eHealth survey shows most hospitals online but telemedicine services not fully deployed – Europa – 10 May 2011

“More than 90% of European hospitals are connected to broadband, 80% have electronic patient record systems, but only 4% of hospitals grant patients online access to their electronic records, according to the results of a survey conducted for the European Commission. European hospitals are more advanced than US hospitals in terms of external medical exchange, but they lag behind in using eHealth to view laboratory reports or radiology images. The survey provides useful data for the work of the EU eHealth Task Force on assessing the role of information and communications technologies (ICT) in health and social care, which is due to suggest ways for ICT to speed up innovation in healthcare to the benefit of patients, carers and the healthcare sector. ”  … continues on the site

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The survey’s final report and related annexes are available

Digital Agenda website

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