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Patient and Citizen Positions

Position Papers of the EHTEL Patients&Citizens Stakeholder Group, sometimes referred to as Empowering Patients&Citizens Group.

A Patients Charter for eHealth (revised version 2008)

The recently revised EHTEL Patients Charter for eHealth Information Systems highlights the necessary ingredients to ensure full patient empowerment in relation to how eHealth affects their treatment and health promotion cycles. The Charter marks the culmination of four years’ work within the EHTEL patients’ group. It calls on national healthcare authorities across the European Union, particularly to adopt a patient centred approach to formalising and harmonising guidelines related to the use of eHealth systems and the processing of electronic health records. The Patients Charter for eHealth has been prepared and revised by the Patients’ and Citizens Working Group of the European Health Telematics Association (EHTEL) in collaboration with various European Patients' Organisations.

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P&C Positions on Home Care, Patient Safety and EHR

Position Papers of the EHTEL Patients&Citizens Group: In preparation of the EHTEL Satellite Event at WORLD OF HEALTH IT on 10 October 2006 in Geneva three position papers highlighting the views of the Patients towards eHealth have been prepared (Please click on "more" for the download page").

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Position Paper on eHealth 2004

EHTEL's Patients & Citizens Task Force has written a High Level Position Paper on eHealth Information Systems, bringing up issues of importance to patients & citizens in the eHealth revolution. The paper has been distributed during EHTEL's workshop "Empowering the Patient", in the context of the high-level conference and exhibition eHealth 2004, in Cork (IE), 5-6 May 2004.

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