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Review of foreign experience in the implementation of eHealth

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A review of studies, presentations and reports of the Regional Office for Europe of the World Health Organization (WHO) devoted to the experience of European countries in the formation of cross-border eHealth and the use of quality management tools for medical activities to reduce risks when introducing innovative solutions in health systems was carried out. In order to comprehensively assess the information received, a SWOT analysis was fulfilled – an analysis of strengths (S), weaknesses (W), opportunities (O) and threats (T), internal and external factors that influenced the development of cross-border eHealth in the European Union. It is shown that in European countries with a developed health care system, the leading direction in building cross-border e-Health are innovative technologies and advanced solutions aimed at improving the interaction of medical systems: Electronic Health Record (EHR), Health Information Exchange (HIE), Telemedicine Technologies (Telehealth), and Personal Health Records (PHR). The analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of this technologies, as well as the main problems that have affected the transition to eHealth and the implementation of information and communication technologies in medical organizations of European countries has revealed common factors and patterns that can be taken into account for the digital transformation of the health system in the Russian Federation.

About the Authors

P. V. Minaev
Center for Expertise and Quality Control of Medical Care; Sechenov University
Russian Federation

Pavel V. Minaev – Specialist, Department of Health Informatization Methodology, Center for Expertise and Quality Control of Medical Care; Master Student, Semashko Chair of Public Health and Health Care, Erisman Institute of Public Health, Sechenov University

10/5 Khokhlovskiy Pereulok, Moscow 109028
8/2 Trubetskaya Str., Moscow 119991

D. V. Fedyaev
Center for Expertise and Quality Control of Medical Care; Financial Research Institute
Russian Federation

Denis V. Fedyaev – Head of Health Informatization Methodology Department, Center for Expertise and Quality Control of Medical Care; Researcher, Health Finance Center, Financial Research Institute. ResearcherID: W-3848-2019; Scopus Author ID: 57206481925; RSCI SPIN-code: 6864-5660

10/5 Khokhlovskiy Pereulok, Moscow 109028
3/2 Nastas’inskiy Pereulok, Moscow 127006

Yu. V. Seryapina
Center for Expertise and Quality Control of Medical Care
Russian Federation

Yulia V. Seryapina – Deputy Head of Health Informatization Methodology Department. RSCI SPIN-code: 2670-7913

10/5 Khokhlovskiy Pereulok, Moscow 109028

T. V. Skomorokhova
Sechenov University
Russian Federation

Tatiana V. Skomorokhova – MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Semashko Chair of Public Health and Health Care, Erisman Institute of Public Health. RSCI SPIN-code: 1637-1150

8/2 Trubetskaya Str., Moscow 119991


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For citations:

Minaev P.V., Fedyaev D.V., Seryapina Yu.V., Skomorokhova T.V. Review of foreign experience in the implementation of eHealth. FARMAKOEKONOMIKA. Modern Pharmacoeconomics and Pharmacoepidemiology. 2021;14(1):63-71. (In Russ.)

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