BARRIERS TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF E-HEALTH IN PODLASKIE VOIVODESHIP (PERSPECTIVE OF THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY)
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The modern health care system requires continuous improvement of processes affecting the availability, efficiency and quality of health services. Making changes in traditional systems of servicing patients and supporting every activities and processes taking place in medical facilities is particularly important. The determinant of the development of modern health care system is the continuous improvement of processes affecting the availability, efficiency and quality of health services. Undoubtedly, information and communication technologies (ICTs) can contribute to the changes in the health sector. Their inclusion in health care is the basis for the development of e-health. The area of activity which is e-health is a broad implementation of ICT innovation to the health care system and individual medical facilities. The implementation of this process in practice is very complex. The aim of the article is assessing the state of e-health and development barriers from the perspective of stakeholder groups that are family doctors and specialists. To realize this purpose, the example of Podlaskie Voivodeship was used.
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