Initiatives in the Romanian eHealth Landscape
AbstractEven if the foundation in the field of eHealth was set almost half century ago, the current achievementsâ€™ status does not place Romania on a good position in a European ranking. The efforts made during the last years are promising, but they still cannot surpass the enormous gaps in many eHealth indicators. This is not a surprising fact because the eHealth level must be sustained by a healthy and stable sanitary system and infrastructure, which, in our country, is almost in collapse, especially now in the context of global economic and financial crisis. We consider being guilty for these circumstances the lack of a clear and solid mid-term strategy developed at the level of the Ministry of Health (MoH), harmonized in a global legal and regulatory framework as well, and also the non-correlated researcher groups interests. The good attitude of practitioners regarding the challenges of new technologies and the political will can still give a chance to the Romanian healthcare system and to its modern faces.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Academy of Economic Studies - Bucharest, Romania in its journal Informatica Economica.
Volume (Year): 15 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
eHealth; Telemedicine; Public Health Policies; EMR; EHR; eHealth Projects;
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