Digital Media for Primary Health Care in Austria.

Johannes Kriegel, Linda Tuttle Weidinger, Luise Reckwitz

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Primary health care (PHC) is currently being improved in all developed industries. The aim is to make healthcare more patient-centered and close to the patient's place of residence. In addition to the organizational and interdisciplinary reorientation, the use of digital media is increasingly being emphasized. Through literature research and an online survey among Austrian doctors and general practitioners, the current and future challenges for the use of digital media in networked and regional primary health care were identified and prioritized. It becomes clear that basic functions like documentation, communication and coordination in the individual medical practice are at the forefront. In the future it will be necessary to support regional and interprofessional networking through digital media.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHealth Informatics Meets eHealth
Subtitle of host publicationDigital Insight - Information-Driven Health and Care - Proceedings of the 11th eHealth 2017 Conference
EditorsDieter Hayn, Gunter Schreier
PublisherIOS Press Amsterdam
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781614997580
ISBN (Print)978-1-61499-758-0
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventeHealth 2017 - Wien, Austria
Duration: 23 May 201724 May 2017

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


ConferenceeHealth 2017
Internet address


  • Austria
  • Digital media
  • Family doctor
  • General practitioner
  • Patient-centered
  • Primary health care


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