Internet is widely used in health, where patients are being diagnosed by expert systems to know their status. eHealth has several ways in which Information Technology is used to deliver information about healthcare. Consumers are using blogs, search engines, health forums among others to acquire information on health. Application Service Providers are readily available in the Internet and a lot of information is kept in cloud computing about the patients and providers. In addition, doctors send patients’ results through emails. Despite its importance, it also has some challenges. This paper will look at eHealth information between the provider, Internet, and consumer.
Information from the eHealth model of health delivery being presented to patients without needlessly alarming them
First, information must be accurate not to cause alarm to the patients, security is vital, thus a system must request for username and password to login. This should be preserved for specific consumer in order to separate the information of different users and several diagnoses.
Providers and the consumer’s health information co-mingling
Health information from providers and the consumer should not be co-mingled in order to prevent unauthorized access of sensitive information . Information of patient and physician id different thus a patient can be a hacker who can enter into the system and expose physician’s information after getting the information. Also safeguards should be put in place to protect the information.
Medical context preservation
There are hospital data repositories which have been registered by organizations to keep records of ehealth. Also, medical report is kept for a given period of time which should be indicated in a policy before one registers in the system.
Impact of a non-visit-based delivery model on the medical record
Non-visit-based delivery model has decreased time to deliver medical records to the patients. It is widely used today thus consumers are satisfied with its delivery. Also, communication efficiency has improved. There is remote access of records using smart phones, and security of medical records is established thus no fear of privacy and confidentiality issues.
AMA. (2011). American Medical Association. Retrieved from http://www.ama-assn.org/resources/doc/psa/software-as-service.pdf