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

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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. 

Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)10–21
JournalFinnish Journal of eHealth and eWelfare
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2020
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • electronic healthcare
  • healthcare
  • Health Information Exchange
  • telemedicine

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