Economics & Sociology

ISSN: 2071-789X eISSN: 2306-3459 DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X
Index PUBMS: f5512f57-a601-11e7-8f0e-080027f4daa0
Article information
Title: IT Solutions for Healthcare System in Poland: in Search of Benchmarks in Various Economic Perspectives
Issue: Vol. 9, No 3, 2016
Published date: 09-2016 (print) / 09-2016 (online)
Journal: Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
Authors: Ewa M. Kwiatkowska
Keywords: healthcare system, IT solutions, Internet connectivity, Poland
DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2016/9-3/18
Index PUBMS: ec0de2cc-020f-11e8-94c4-fa163e5d4f72
Language: English
Pages: 210-223 (14)
JEL classification: I15, I18, I19, L86, L96

The aim of this research is to describe and compare the Internet connectivity and the use of eHealth solutions in the selected EU countries. Possible reasons for the differences in the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in different economic conditions are identified. This paper focused on the benchmarks applicable in Polish healthcare system in relation to other non-health related activities where ICT use is much broader and in majority is based on secondary data taken from the reports conducted by Polish, European, and global institutions, as well as the databases of Eurostat and Central Statistical Office of Poland. The use of ICT in healthcare differs among the analyzed countries. Estonia’s example indicates that the development of highly effective IT solutions is achievable. There is a need for further studies to monitor and optimize application of IT solutions for the healthcare system in Poland.