eHEALTH - Transporting Information to Transform Health Care

Arkalgud Ramaprasad, Sridhar S. Papagari, Joy Keeler


The ‘e’ in eBusiness, eCommerce, eGovernment, and eHealth represents the transformation of the traditional domains by the current ability to transport information using information and communication technologies. In this paper we present an ontological analysis of the transformation of health care by eHealth. The five dimensions of the ontology are derived by parsing the definition of eHealth as ‘transporting information to transform health care’. They are: (a) information, (b) spatial transportation, (c) temporal transportation, (d) semiotic transportation, and (e) health care. Each dimension is defined by a taxonomy. Each sentence, formed by concatenating categories across the five dimensions using appropriate conjunctive words and phrases, is a natural language descriptor of eHealth. The set of all such sentences is a closed description of eHealth.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Ramaprasad A., S. Papagari S. and Keeler J. (2009). eHEALTH - Transporting Information to Transform Health Care . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2009) ISBN 978-989-8111-63-0, pages 344-350. DOI: 10.5220/0001654103440350

in Bibtex Style

author={Arkalgud Ramaprasad and Sridhar S. Papagari and Joy Keeler},
title={eHEALTH - Transporting Information to Transform Health Care},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2009)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2009)
TI - eHEALTH - Transporting Information to Transform Health Care
SN - 978-989-8111-63-0
AU - Ramaprasad A.
AU - S. Papagari S.
AU - Keeler J.
PY - 2009
SP - 344
EP - 350
DO - 10.5220/0001654103440350