E-health in my opinion refers to the use of digital technology that has its primary goal of promoting health and enhancing healthcare outcome. E-health is not only involves the health care sector but also involves the small group people like families or even a person. Electronic medical record is one example of e-health, launching EMRs in the hospital gives benefits in many aspects such as promote effective decision making, reducing time of administrative task, prevent medication errors, etc. Moreover, the smartphones that everybody have in hands, many applications are useful and are able to help people easily manage their health such as making medical appointment online, view the lab results online in their personal health record or having doctor visit remotely from their homes which can also reduce time and save cost for patient who live far away from hospital. Wearable device is another good example of e-health, with its technology, many people could track their vitals and assess their health status just from wearing smartwatches.
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