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E-health is the use of emerging information and communication technology, especially the Internet, to improve or enable health and healthcare (Eng, 2001). This term bridges both the clinical and non-clinical sectors and includes equally individual and population health-oriented tools. Eysenbach (2001) elaborated on this further and Pagliari, et al (2005) explored the literature to identify 36 definitions of e-health before refining Eysenbach’s to read: ‘e-health is an emerging field of health informatics, referring to the organisation and delivery of health services and information using the Internet and related technologies. In a broader sense, the term characterises not only a technical development, but also a new way of working, an attitude, and a commitment for networked, global thinking, to improve health care locally, regionally, and worldwide by using information and communication technology’.
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Eng, T. (2001) The eHealth Landscape: A Terrain Map of Emerging Information and Communication Technologies in Health and Health Care http://www.informatics-review.com/thoughts/rwjf.html
Eysenbach, G (2001) What is e-health? J Medical Internet Research 3:2 http://www.jmir.org/2001/2/e20
Pagliari, C. et al. 2005. What is e-health? (4): A scoping exercise to map the field. J Medical Internet Research. 7:1 http://www.jmir.org/2005/1/e9