Electronic Health Services:An Introduction to Theory and Application



Khalil MM 1, Jones R 2

1-Programmer, webdesigner and medical student, AlFateh University, Tripoli, Libya. 2-Professor of Health Informatics, School of Nursing and Community Studies

Libyan J Med AOP: 071117 (published 18 Nov 2007)


Information and communication technologies have made dramatic changes in our lives. Healthcare communities also made use of these technologies. Using computerized medical knowledge, electronic patients’ information and telecommunications a lot of applications are now established throughout the world. These include better ways of information management, remote education, telemedicine and public services. Yet, a lot of people don’t know about these technologies and their applications. Understanding the concepts and ideologies behind these terms, knowing how they will be implemented, what is it like to use them and what benefit will be gained, are basic knowledge steps approaching these technologies. Difficulties using these services, especially in developing countries should not be neglected or underestimated.

Keywords: electronic health services, ehealth, telemedicine, health informatics, electronic health records.

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