An action plan adopted by the European Commission on 30 April 2004 shows how information and communication technologies (ICTs) can be used to deliver better quality health care Europe-wide. The "e-Health action plan" covers everything from electronic prescriptions and computerised health records to using new systems and services that cut down waiting times and reduce errors. Rapid and reliable ICTs are vital to the efficiency and effectiveness of health care. For example, broadband-speed connections enable hospital consultants and general practitioners to exchange vital medical records and complex test results before surgical operations, and doctors are increasingly using ICTs to stay in close touch with outpatients and monitor their progress at home.
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