Why Are children's interests invisible in European national e-Health strategies?

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Title: Why Are children's interests invisible in European national e-Health strategies?
Author(s): Rigby, MJ
Kühne, G
Majeed, A
Blair, ME
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: Harnessing the power of IT solutions in child primary care requires strategic thought at national level, and good health care delivery needs this support. The aim of this study was to investigate whether children's needs are considered in national e-health strategies in Europe. In 2016, a survey was carried out in all 28 European Member States plus 2 European Economic Area countries. Sixteen countries fail to mention children's needs at all. Only eleven of 27 countries mention children and adolescents in their national e-health strategy documents ranging from mere data protection concerns to comprehensive IT approaches for the improvement of child primary care.
Publication Date: 1-Apr-2017
Date of Acceptance: 1-Apr-2017
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/50269
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-753-5-58
ISSN: 0926-9630
Publisher: IOS Press
Start Page: 58
End Page: 62
Journal / Book Title: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume: 235
Copyright Statement: © 2017 European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI) and IOS Press. This article is published online with Open Access by IOS Press and distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License 4.0 (CC BY-NC 4.0).
Keywords: Child primary care
Europe
e-health strategies
informatics
policy
Child primary care
Europe
e-health strategies
informatics
policy
1117 Public Health And Health Services
0807 Library And Information Studies
Medical Informatics
Publication Status: Published
Appears in Collections:Department of Medicine
Faculty of Medicine
Epidemiology, Public Health and Primary Care



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