E-Health und die Realität – was sehen wir heute schon in der Klinik?

Translated title of the contribution: E-Health and reality – what are we facing in patient care?

H. Gehring*, K. Rackebrandt, M. Imhoff

*Corresponding author for this work
2 Citations (Scopus)


The terms e‑Health and digitization are core elements of a change in our time. The main drivers of this change – in addition to a dynamic market – are the serious advantages for the healthcare sector in the processing of tasks and requirements. The large amounts of data, the intensively growing medical knowledge, the rapidly advancing technological developments and the goal of a personalized, customized therapy for the patient, make the application absolutely necessary. While e‑Health describes the use of information and communication technologies in healthcare, the concept of digitization is associated with the underlying processes of change and innovation. Digital technologies include software and hardware based developments. The term clinical data intelligence describes the property of workability and also characterizes the collaboration of clinically relevant systems with which the medical user works. The hierarchy in digital processing maps the levels from pure data management through clinical decision support to automated process flows and autonomously operating units. The combination of patient data management and clinical decision support proves its value in terms of error reduction, prevention, quality and safety, especially in drug therapy. The aim of this overview is the presentation of the existing reality in medical centers with perspectives derived from the point of view of the medical user.

Translated title of the contributionE-Health and reality – what are we facing in patient care?
Original languageGerman
JournalBundesgesundheitsblatt - Gesundheitsforschung - Gesundheitsschutz
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)252-262
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 01.03.2018


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