E-Health policy in the European Union and its impact on the medical public services in Lower Silesia

Patrycja Pirogowicz

Abstract

Research has been carried out of e-Health issues in the medical public healthcare. Subject of this PhD dissertation is E-Health policy in the European Union and its impact on the medical public services in Lower Silesia. Healthcare is becoming the most important priority of the European Union policy. It is a prime growth sector of our economies. A creation of a common European e-Health area is one of the core policy objectives of the Union. The Member States are involved in formulating and implementing e-Health strategies. A development of ICT-based systems and cost-effective and stable applications is expected to generate new healthcare quality and cost savings. It is also seen as a key enabler in cross-boarder e-Health services and it ensures best practice guidelines for the Member States. These innovative projects have an effect on all stakeholders – GP’s, specialists, hospitals, patients, nurses, public authorities and the other health service providers. Nowadays Information and Communication Technologies are becoming the most important part of many economic sectors. The new methods of supporting decisions for managers are based on information systems application and network systems. As a result of that, digital economy and e-life are becoming more and more popular. A part of them is e-Health which improves public medical services and ensures a better treatment quality for patients. Moreover, innovative medical e-services cooperate with most of European Union strategies in the field of the Information Society development, ICT solution and knowledge-driven economy. It succeeds in innovative way of managment in hospitals. Doctoral thesis prove that countries from the European Union benefit form the cross-border coordination in e-Healthcare. E-Health systems make it simpler to organize and carry out treatment abroad. For instance, surveys have been carried out in a hospital in Wroclaw to find out if e-Health has a real impact on health management effectiveness. Moreover, my research shows that healthcare practice supported by electronic processes and communication can boost management processes and contribute costs reduction to the hospital. Achieving these innovative solutions is very important. Nevertheless, there are also some barriers which restrain the e-Health development. It is becoming a great challenge for the European Commission to overcome this problem
Diploma typeDoctor of Philosophy
Author Patrycja Pirogowicz
Patrycja Pirogowicz,,
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Title in EnglishE-Health policy in the European Union and its impact on the medical public services in Lower Silesia
Languagepl polski
Certifying UnitFaculty of Economic Sciences (ES)
Disciplineekonomia / nauki ekonomiczne(nauki ekonomiczne) / nauki społeczne()
Defense Date21-11-2012
End date20-12-2012
Supervisor Jan Rymarczyk (ES / DIER)
Jan Rymarczyk,,
- Department of International Economic Relations

Internal reviewers Bogusława Drelich-Skulska (ES / DIER)
Bogusława Drelich-Skulska,,
- Department of International Economic Relations
External reviewers Marzenna Anna Weresa
Marzenna Anna Weresa,,
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Pages228
Keywords in Englishe-Health, information society, Information and Communication Technologies – ICT, globalization, telemedicine
Abstract in EnglishResearch has been carried out of e-Health issues in the medical public healthcare. Subject of this PhD dissertation is E-Health policy in the European Union and its impact on the medical public services in Lower Silesia. Healthcare is becoming the most important priority of the European Union policy. It is a prime growth sector of our economies. A creation of a common European e-Health area is one of the core policy objectives of the Union. The Member States are involved in formulating and implementing e-Health strategies. A development of ICT-based systems and cost-effective and stable applications is expected to generate new healthcare quality and cost savings. It is also seen as a key enabler in cross-boarder e-Health services and it ensures best practice guidelines for the Member States. These innovative projects have an effect on all stakeholders – GP’s, specialists, hospitals, patients, nurses, public authorities and the other health service providers. Nowadays Information and Communication Technologies are becoming the most important part of many economic sectors. The new methods of supporting decisions for managers are based on information systems application and network systems. As a result of that, digital economy and e-life are becoming more and more popular. A part of them is e-Health which improves public medical services and ensures a better treatment quality for patients. Moreover, innovative medical e-services cooperate with most of European Union strategies in the field of the Information Society development, ICT solution and knowledge-driven economy. It succeeds in innovative way of managment in hospitals. Doctoral thesis prove that countries from the European Union benefit form the cross-border coordination in e-Healthcare. E-Health systems make it simpler to organize and carry out treatment abroad. For instance, surveys have been carried out in a hospital in Wroclaw to find out if e-Health has a real impact on health management effectiveness. Moreover, my research shows that healthcare practice supported by electronic processes and communication can boost management processes and contribute costs reduction to the hospital. Achieving these innovative solutions is very important. Nevertheless, there are also some barriers which restrain the e-Health development. It is becoming a great challenge for the European Commission to overcome this problem
KBN classificationekonomia
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