eHealth – a tool for more equal health

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  • 25/09/2017 14:44

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The Swedish Ministry of Health and Social Affairs published a new blog post about Swedish eHealth in anticipation of the Tallinn eHealth conference (photo: HIMSS Europe)

The Swedish eHealth experience is very dual. On the one hand we have come a long way. We have one of the highest percentages of internet users in the world and we have given birth to start-ups that have become global brands, e.g. Spotify and Skype. This is also true of Sweden’s health care sector where close to 100 per cent of patient records are digitised and 99 per cent of the prescriptions are done electronically.

What are the missed opportunities in the Swedish health care sector?

On the other hand we can see that the Swedish health care sector does not fully utilise the opportunities offered by digitisation. We still have problems when it comes to e.g. information sharing between care givers and non-user-friendly systems.

Read the entire article on the HIMSS blog.