ICT applications in medical and public health domains in Europe – Case studies and lessons

ICT is used to enable inter-operability of medical and health information systems to serve citizens’ needs moving across countries, while adhering to regulations of different countries. The author has selected for the report three cases developed to serve practical end-user needs for delivery of medical services, and will analyze key issues for the vital development of the ICT applications. The cases are ; Smart Open Services for European Patients (epSOS) for mutual use of the patient data across Europe、the Clinical Information System (CIS, Geneva), a pioneer of an information system for medical workers in hospitals、 and Thrombosis Digital Logbook, a self monitoring system of Thrombosis patients that connects relevant medical service providers via information sharing.

These three cases indicate that connecting different stakeholders across geographies and organizations, and cost-reduction by the use of ICT systems available in the market place are becoming popular in the medical and public heath domains. Co-working between users and ICT engineers is the key to create ICT systems which are easy to use and which help the users.

Keywords:
EU, Medical Services, ICT, Electronic Prescription, Medical Care Information Systems, Interoperability, Case Study, Smart Card, HL7, ID, Security Management, Open Systems, Hospital, Co-working between users and ICT engineers,
Switzerland, Netherlands

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* The report has been published by KDDI Research Institute, Japan.

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