E-health in Primary Care: Trends and Advances in Applications, Usage and Implementation
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Global Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2022) | Viewed by 7807
Interests: health services research
Interests: quality and organization of care; e-health; implementation; primary care
Interests: e-health; prevention; health economics; evaluation of national programs
Interests: eHealth; public health and prevention; chronic disease; mental health; self-management
Primary care organizations, such as general practices, pharmacists and physiotherapists, are continuously challenged to provide affordable, accessible and high quality care. E-health, which is defined as ‘health services and information delivered or enhanced through the Internet and related technologies’, might help to accomplish this. Modern technology enables remote care and can promote patient self-management. There is a rapid growth of e-health applications, and a growing number of people and healthcare organizations are recognizing the added value of e-health. The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent social distancing measures have further stimulated the use of technology to provide remote care.
This transition from traditional healthcare to more digital healthcare does not take place over night and requires in-depth insight into the experiences and perceptions of healthcare providers and healthcare consumers. In addition, a thorough understanding of how e-health can be optimally integrated in the care processes is a prerequisite for the sustainable implementation of e-health within healthcare organizations.
This special issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) focuses on the current state of knowledge on the use of e-health technology in primary care and the perspectives and experiences of health care professionals and health care consumers with e-health technology. Original research papers, reviews, and case reports are welcome to this issue. Papers dealing with experiences gained during the COVID-19 pandemic are also welcome. Other manuscript types accepted include methodological papers, position papers, brief reports, and commentaries.
We welcome manuscripts with different topics, including implementation, epidemiology, intervention studies, patient safety, and cost-effectiveness studies.
Prof. Dr. Roland Friele
Dr. Lilian van Tuyl
Dr. Anita Suijkerbuijk
Dr. Jiska Aardoom
Dr. Anke Versluis
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- General practice
- primary care
- paramedic care