eGovernment procedures provide to citizens easy to handle and fast services which stepwise replace traditional bureaucratic paper based contacts between governmental institutions and citizens. eHealth has the potential – besides the simplification of administrative procedures – to secure and raise availability, accessibility and quality of health services. eHealth is an essential contributor for improving patient safety.
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