See Pillars of the CeHRes Roadmap

EHealth Development Creates New Ecosystems for Improving Health & Healthcare

The use of eHealth technology is never isolated, but is influenced by and influences the context in which it is used. In the case of eHealth, the context differs, for example, ranging from hospital and its organization to a user’s home and personal life. For eHealth technologies to reach their potential, a good fit with this context is required. Consequently, eHealth development creates novel structures and processes for healthcare delivery; an ecosystem for healthcare emerges. eHealth reshapes healthcare, since it intervenes with traditional healthcare characteristics. Some of these changing characteristics are a change in place- dependant delivery, a new division of labour, new regulations for the use of technology, financing, and a shift from hospital to home-based care.