The term eHealth is widely used in academia, private and public sector, standardisation bodies, manufacturing organisations and vendors. eHealth systems extend from regional systems, where patients can access online basic data on their treatment, to national schemes like ePrescription services or cross border eHealth information sharing.
ENISA acknowledges the significance of eHealth not only as a major contributor to the societal and financial welfare but more specifically as a critical information infrastructure and focuses for the first time on the security challenges and risks of ICT of the health sector in the Member States. Given that healthcare services have been recognized as a critical societal function, it is important to analyse the degree to which various eHealth systems and infrastructures are critical for the secure provision of healthcare services.
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