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Evaluating eHealth Interventions: The Need for Continuous Systemic Evaluation

  • Lorraine Catwell,

    Affiliation: Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland

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  • Aziz Sheikh mail

    aziz.sheikh@ed.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland

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  • Published: August 18, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000126
  • Published in PLOS Medicine

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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.”

http://plosmedicine.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pmed.1000126#article1.body1.sec2.p3

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: http://www.jmir.org/2001/2/e20/
doi: 10.2196/jmir.3.2.e20
PMID: 11720962

No competing interests declared.