HIMSS E-Health SIG White Paper The purpose of HIMSS 9 E-Health Special Interest Group (SIG) White Paper is to promote two important positions. At the request of the HIMSS Advocacy Committee the SIG has developed a body of work cWhite Paper d in support our definition. Below are the reasons why the HIMSS Advocacy Committee and HIMSS Board should support this definition.
1. The entire healthcare industry should adopt HIMSS 9 E-Health SIG 9s definition of E- Health. The application of Internet and other related technologies in the healthcare industry to improve the access, efficiency, effectiveness, and quality of clinical and business processes utilized by healthcare organizations, practitioners, patients, and consumers to improve the health status of patients.
As already published in HIMSS News,Volume 13 Number 7, p. 12. cHIMSS SIG develops proposed e-health definition d Currently, a plethora of conflicting, overlapping or distinct E-Health definitions exist in the healthcare industry without any one, standard definition.
In addition, despite the demise of the dot-com companies, CIOs, IT vendors, and other health information professionals continue to incorporate E-Health technologies and processes into their strategic plans, such as public websites, private intranets, and physician portals. Former HSS HIPAA point-person, Bill Braithwaite, former WEDI chair, Lee ... more. less.