German Health IT Infrastructure: A Large-Scale Network Alleviating Challenges in Health IT Development
8 Pages Posted: 26 Jul 2013 Last revised: 6 May 2014
Date Written: May 5, 2014
A central health information technology infrastructure (HTI) can alleviate challenges of health IT development by serving as a central hub for healthcare applications and stakeholders. We introduce establishment process of as well as information and services provided by the German HTI to encourage putting the inclusion of HTI features in health IT projects under consideration and to offer an insight into one of the largest health IT projects in the world.
Keywords: health information technology, health IT, infrastructure, network, telematics, Germany, patient-centered, ehealth, health, health care, electronic health card, health professional card, software engineering, applications
JEL Classification: H51, H54, I18, L86, L96
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