What makes eHealth so important?
Global trends such as digitalisation are not passing the healthcare industry by. On the contrary, it is the healthcare industry in particular that is shining the spotlight on the benefits of
using new technologies. Digital health technologies free up capacities for doctors and provide patients with more freedom. They facilitate the exchange of information between healthcare
professionals, thus making it easier and faster for them to coordinate preventive care, diagnoses and treatments. Especially when it comes to our health, having quick and full access to the
necessary and very sensitive data is paramount as it can determine the success of a medical treatment.
In which areas can eHealth enhance our healthcare system?
eHealth technologies support organisation and communication processes and also provide assistance in preventive care, treatment and follow-up care for patients.
1. Data exchange and collaboration between healthcare professionals
Austria already introduced its Austrian Electronic Healthcare Record (ELGA) back in 2014. The system enables standardised digital communication between healthcare providers and provides
centralised access to medical histories and health data.
2. Communication with patients and fellow healthcare professionals
Telehealth facilitates the provision of remote care for patients. It also enables healthcare professionals to exchange information with the help of web conference calls. The technology has
additionally given rise to new forms of training such as webinars and e-learning.
3. Preventive care
Healthy eating and physical activity can improve your health. Fitness tools and apps not only track activities and nutrition, but also provide easy-to-understand visualisations of the data. Apps
such as those used to measure blood pressure help healthy people to immediately notice any changes or discrepancies.
4. Medical care
Mobile health is the term that refers to all mobile devices that support the provision of medical care. Mobile blood pressure cuffs and ECG devices simplify procedures for physicians and patients
by eliminating the need for routine checks to be conducted at the doctor’s practice. For patients, mobile health technologies provide a significant amount of security and independence.
How can bc digital help with eHealth issues?
bc digital is a proponent of digital transformation and committed to facilitating an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and experiences and supporting progress in eHealth applications.
Many people are wary of the unknown and this also applies in the case of eHealth technologies. bc digital provides information about the opportunities and risks involved in digital
health technologies. Data protection plays an important role given that healthcare data are highly sensitive. We raise
awareness and sensitise you to these issues.
We provide individual eHealth consulting services for doctor’s practices, institutes and healthcare companies. Our consultation is tailored to suit factors such as the size of your enterprise,
its existing structures and the field in which you work. bc digital uses a reliable IT security plan
to create the ideal conditions for employing eHealth technologies and provides sound advice on mobile health devices and applications.