|Title of host publication||Encyclopedia of e-health and telemedicine|
|Editors||Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha, Isabel Maria Miranda, Ricardo Martinho, Rui Rijo|
|Place of Publication||Hershey|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
Information and Communication technology (ICT) is the tool of choice for a range of problems that exist around us. On the other hand, “health care is described as a complex, often cumbersome mix of community and hospital – based services, provided by a bewildering array of health professionals located in public and private facilities and organizations across the country”(Whetton, 2005). The need to manage the surge of expectations gives rise to the use of ICT in health care (Whetton, 2005). Gradually, the adoption of ICT in the various clinical departments of health has taken strength. There has been a reasonable amount of improvement since then.