eHealth: legal, ethical and governance challenges


George, C., Whitehouse, D. and Duquenoy, P. (ed.) 2013. eHealth: legal, ethical and governance challenges. Berlin, Heidelberg Springer.
TitleeHealth: legal, ethical and governance challenges
EditorsGeorge, C., Whitehouse, D. and Duquenoy, P.

This publication identifies and discusses important challenges affecting eHealth in the EU and North America in the three areas of law, ethics and governance. It makes meaningful contributions to the eHealth discourse by suggesting solutions and making recommendations for good practice and potential ways forward. Legal challenges discussed include issues related to electronic medical records, telemedicine, the Internet and pharmaceutical drugs, healthcare information systems and medical liability. Ethical challenges focus on telehealth and service delivery in the home, Web 2.0 and the Internet, patient perceptions and ethical frameworks. Governance challenges focus on IT governance in healthcare, governance and decision-making in acute care hospitals, and different models of eHealth governance. The publication provides useful support materials and readings for persons active in developing current understandings of the legal, ethical and governance challenges involved in the eHealth context.

Sustainable Development Goals3 Good health and well-being
Middlesex University ThemeHealth & Wellbeing
Research GroupAspects of Law and Ethics Related to Technology group
Place of publicationBerlin, Heidelberg
Publication dates
Online01 Jan 2012
Publication process dates
Deposited23 Nov 2022
Output statusPublished
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
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