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Wrong attribution

Posted by geysenba on 27 Sep 2009 at 18:12 GMT

One such definition that includes these various facets is that proposed by Pagliari [30], who defined eHealth as:

“…an emerging field of medical informatics, referring to the organisation and delivery of health services and information using the Internet and related technologies. In a broader sense, the term characterises not only a technical development, but also a new way of working, an attitude, and a commitment for networked, global thinking, to improve healthcare locally, regionally and worldwide by using information and communication technology.”

This definition of ehealth is wrongly attributed to Pagliari. In fact, it is a verbatim quote from Eysenbach G. What is e-health? J Med Internet Res 2001;3(2):e20. URL:
doi: 10.2196/jmir.3.2.e20
PMID: 11720962

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