Table 3

Types and aims of e-Health
Type of e-Health Paper numbers Aim related to
Internet and social media 25,51,52,53,54,55,56,57,59,60,61,62,63,64,65,66,67,68 Social contact (51,52,53,60,61,63,66); Economic development (55,56,57,61,63,65,68); Access to information (52,53,62,64,67); Empowerment (55,57,59,61,65,67); Health (55,59,62,67); Bridging digital divide (25,63,54,67); Quality of life (general/other) (55,61,65); Education (55,61); Reducing costs/time (63).
Videoconferencing and telehealth 8,9,10,13,14,22,23,58,69,70,71,72,73,74 Health (8,9,10,13,14,22,23,58,69,70,71,72,73,74); Bridging the digital divide (13,14,58,69,70,71,72); Reducing costs/time (13,22,23,58,73,74); Education (8,10). Access to information (71); Social contact (10).
Telecommunication (mobiles) 11,49,50,61,64,75,76,77 Access to information (49,50,61,64); Education (61,75); Reduction cost/time (11,50); Health (11,61); Quality of life (general/other) (61,77). Bridging digital divide (50); Social contact (61); Economic development (61).
Community networks 24,46,47,48,78,79,80,81 Access to information (24,46,47,48,80,81); Bridging the digital divide (46,47,48,80); Empowerment (47,78,79,81); Reducing costs/time (24); Health (78); Economic development (78,79); Education (78); Social contact (78).
Web portal 12,82,83 Access to information (12,82,83); Health (12,82); Bridging the digital divide (83).
Computer laboratory 78,84,85 Education (78,84,85).

Hage et al.

Hage et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:19   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-19

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