eHealth, short for electronic health, refers to the application of information and communication technologies in healthcare. It encompasses the use of digital tools, systems, and platforms to support the delivery of healthcare services, enhance patient care, and facilitate health information management.
One of the most fundamental components of eHealth is electronic health records (EHRs). These are digital versions of a patient’s medical history. EHRs are designed to replace traditional paper-based medical records, providing a more efficient and comprehensive way to store, manage, and exchange patient data.
Some examples of eHealth include: