Published on:4th Jan 2016
    Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Community Medicine, 2016; 2(1):1-2
    Editorial | doi:10.5530/jppcm.2016.1.1

    e-Health in Public Health Care: Challenges and Opportunities

    Authors and affiliation (s):

    Dr. Neeraj Bedi, MD, MBA, MPH
    Supervisor, Tropical Disease Unit,
    Faculty of Public Health and Tropical Medicine,
    Jazan University, Jazan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


    The role of Health Informatics is becoming significantly crucial in every part of the health sector. With rapid advancement in information technology during last decades, it is mandatory to the contribution of health informatics in improving various aspects of health care including patients care as well as public health care.[1] The main issues in providing patients care arise from an incomplete information, wasting time in collecting the information and duplicating investigations and treatment activities. Often care has to be manually coordinated with other health care providers and then exchanging the information which is inefficient and incomplete. There is a limited ability to interact with patients who reside remotely. In addition to above there are lot of difficulties in monitoring of adherence or response to treatment and medication.[1]....



    Cite this article as

    Bedi N. e-Health in Public Health Care: Challenges and Opportunities. Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Community Medicine. 2016;2(1):1-2. Abstract