E-health services and devices: availability, merits, and barriers - with some examples from Finland

A1 Journal article (refereed)

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Publication Details

List of Authors: Hamed Ahmadinia, Kristina Eriksson-Backa
Publisher: the Finnish Social and Health Informatics Association (FinnSHIA) and the Finnish Society of Telemedicine and eHealth (FSTeH)
Publication year: 2020
Journal: Finnish Journal of eHealth and eWelfare
Volume number: 12
Issue number: 1
Start page: 10
End page: 21
eISSN: 1798-0798


Empowering individuals through e-health can be considered as the current trend in developing healthcare services and devices. The aim of this article is to shed light on availability, benefits, and limitations of using these services and devices in people’s everyday life. This study is a descriptive review based on a non-exhaustive selection of previous studies that define information exchange, information formats, opportunities, and restrictions of e-health technologies. The main focus of this study is on presenting available e-health services and devices while describing their benefits and limitations. This approach has potential to provide new insights to the future developing and integrating of e-health into the healthcare system of a country. This review study presupposes to provide a better understanding of e-health services for authorities, healthcare professionals, individuals, and related beneficiaries.


electronic healthcare, healthcare, Health Information Exchange, telemedicine

Last updated on 2020-04-08 at 07:05