Balancing of Benefits and Disadvantages using IT-integration to support the health care value-added chain
ISSN der Zeitschrift
European Conference on eHealth 2007
Regular Research Papers
Gesellschaft für Informatik e. V.
The implementation of national eHealth interoperability platforms is one answer to the problematic financial situation of health care systems in many places. Using IT-supported integration between IT systems and processes of health care institutions should make the health care value-added chain more effective and more transparent. This article will present the capabilities for interoperability in the integration of added-value in connection with the benefits and disadvantages, which arise from the various players (with diverse characteristics in some circumstances). A better consideration of the balancing of disadvantages or benefits of the IT-supported integration in health care value-added chain can lead to increased preparedness on behalf of the health care institutions to the development and financing of interoperability platforms.