EIRP Proceedings, Vol 9 (2014)

E-Health Standards – Austria Case Study

Luise Brosser, Catalin Vrabie


Today information systems for digital documentation and communication are used by many actors within their area of activity. However, an integrated care requires a multi-agency standardized communication in which the individual patient plays the main part. As already made ​​investments in ICT numerous health facilities, it is urgently necessary to make rapid appropriate requirements to ensure that long-term system interoperability is guaranteed. The e-Health strategy aims to support the accuracy of decisions on future investments in ICT. Objectives: The purpose of this article is to provide an example of an e-health system from a European country. Approach This article shows the initiative of Austria to implement e-health being consistent with initiatives undertaken at EU level - eEurope 2005, eEurope +, i2010 by adhering to the principles of interoperability, interactivity public services, trust, security, privacy Results: The implementation of e-health is primarily seen as a project for the long-term organizational development and modernization of health care. The legal, organizational, technical and content aspects of the e-health strategy provide the basics for this development. The represents, shown in the appendix e-Health strategies of countries and organizations must be coordinated with the Austria-wide strategy.


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