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eHealth: Smart solutions for a healthier future

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Mobile devices that medical staff can use during patient care regardless of their location are a key component of eHealth.

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On the patient side, wearables - portable devices that measure and transmit vital signs - are often used to implement eHealth measures.

Technologies in the eHealth sector

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Ideally, all information from different service providers should come together in an electronic health record (EHR) and thus always be available for retrieval.

Advantages of eHealth

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Services from the eHealth sector can be provided primarily via telemedicine. This requires technical conditions for the encryption and secure transmission of sensitive medical data.

Improvements for people and the healthcare system

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Wearables offer significant added value for eHealth applications: They allow patients to actively contribute to improving their health themselves.

The digital future of eHealth: Technologies in Hospital 4.0

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In addition to wearables, medical apps are also a key component of the eHealth landscape.

eHealth of tomorrow: The evolution towards a networked healthcare landscape

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It is not only data processing that plays a role in the successful implementation of eHealth measures, but also mobile devices. In addition to wearables and tablets, mobile medical devices such as this portable ultrasound probe are also used for this purpose.

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From hospital to Smart Hospital: eHealth makes this possible by enabling the networking of devices, data, medical staff and patients. This ultimately improves care and saves costs in the healthcare sector.