E-HEALTH: SANITÁ IN RETE
LO SVILUPPO DELL’HEALTH NELLA SANITÁ ITALIANA
5 punti cardine nello sviluppo dell'e-health
I percorsi assistenziali del cittadino
I big data
LE PRINCIPALI INIZIATIVE E-HEALTH A LIVELLO NAZIONALE ED EUROPEO
E-HEALTH IN ITALIA: LE ULTIME NOVITÁ
Fascicolo sanitario elettronico
Una sintesi del 2019 nell’e-health
In the field of telemedicine, the importance of the electronic medical record is increasingly recognised. The electronic medical record is not paper-based, it is created and stored in digital format. It is a modality that foresees the use of digital signatures and computerised procedures, so that the printing of documents – during the process or at the end – would compromise the admissibility of the documentation as evidence, in the event of litigation or judicial investigations. For this reason, a clinic or hospital wishing to digitise its relationship with the patient must totally abandon paper. In order to do this, it is necessary to refer to the electronic medical record and not simply to the computerised one, which can be misleading due to the use of digital information systems.
In the coming years, with the improvement of the availability of clinical data that will also facilitate patients’ care, through telemedicine and telemonitoring of chronic patients, examinations and hospitalisations will be reduced.
Within a few years, the convergence of scientific advances and digital technologies will make it possible to produce innovative medicines and improve the organisation of work. There will be an increasing need for the support of experts in digital technologies who will not replace the old ones, but will interact with them.
To sum up, we can say that, since the launch of the health card system as a substitute for paper prescriptions, a few years have passed and, to date, 93.5% of medical prescriptions have been dematerialised. So, it is just a matter of time and the digital solutions of the future will lead Italy towards a more modern and efficient healthcare system.
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