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empirica presents study results "ICT and eHealth use among General Practitioners in Europe" at the European Conference

2010-03-10 12:31:28

The study carried out for the European Commission DG INFSO and Media included a survey of almost 7,000 primary care physicians on their use of ICT and internet for communication with patients and between primary and secondary care and other health agencies was carried out in 2007 in all 27 Member States of the European Union and in Norway and Iceland. The purpose of the study was to: measure the use of ICT by primary care physicians in the EU and EEA countries, which is to be achieved by means of a survey of primary care physicians and their use of ICT and Internet for communicating with patients and between primary and secondary care and other eHealth agencies. Through this survey up-to-date information and data on eHealth developments was obtained, thereby - and through the 29 Country Briefs for each of the 27 Member States, Norway and Iceland - enabling member states to monitor their performance to improve public services. The study was a continuation of the earlier benchmarking exercise for eEurope 2002. The presentation, the final report and the 29 Country Profiles are available on the study website www.ehealth-indicators.eu and also on the European Commission i2010 website

An interview with the project manager Werner B. Korte, empirica can be found here:
Interview with the project manager Werner B. Korte