The Challenges of Implementing e-Health Technology for Sustainability in Brazil

  •  Jose Rodrigues Filho    


In the field of health, the concept of sustainability is not new, but it tends to focus more on environmental health policy. There is an urgent need to assimilate the contribution of social theory into the concept and practice of both sustainability and e-health. The concept of sustainability is very complex, involving environmental, economic and social issues. In addition, in most health sustainability studies, the issue of social sustainability is neglected, despite the fact that social issues are often at the crux of sustainability. E-health is essential for the sustainability of health care, but many e-health projects have failed. Investments in e-health are very high in the whole world, but no explicit research has examined its sustainability. The aim of this paper is to initiate a discussion about sustainability in the implementation and use of e-health in Brazil, with the hope that this will provide a foundation for holistic sustainable e-health systems.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1925-4725
  • ISSN(Online): 1925-4733
  • Started: 2011
  • Frequency: semiannual

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