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What is e-health? (JMIR article)

How can we define e-health in the academic environment?

This 2001 article by Gunther Eysenbach, editor of JMIR (Journal of Medical Internet Research), discusses and defines the term "e-health" as:

"an emerging field in the intersection of medical informatics, public health and business, referring to health services and information delivered or enhanced through the Internet and related technologies. In a broader sense, the term characterizes not only a technical development, but also a state-of-mind, a way of thinking, an attitude, and a commitment for networked, global thinking, to improve health care locally, regionally, and worldwide by using information and communication technology."

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