One of the earliest mentions of eHealth comes from all the way back in 1999. The term, also written as e-health, referred to the use of electronic processes and communication to support healthcare practices.
eHealth was established to mean systems and networks in healthcare connected with the Internet, but nowadays it is used to mean anything related to computers and medicine. The definition also includes mobile applications created for healthcare purposes, referred to as mHealth or m-health.
The application of information and communication technologies (ICT) in healthcare is meant to improve the delivery of services, the exchange of health information, and the overall management of health systems. eHealth encompasses the use of various digital tools, platforms, and systems to support healthcare professionals, patients, and other stakeholders in the healthcare sector.