Part I - Overview: Assessing Legal, Ethical and Governance Challenges in eHealth.- Part II - Legal Challenges: Legal Regulation of Electronic Health Records: a Comparative Analysis of Europe and the US.- Electronic Health Records and Privacy Interests.- Data Protection and Health Care Information Systems: Where is the Balance?.- Legal Challenges Regarding Telemedicine Services.- The Internet and Pharmaceutical Drugs in the Era of Interoperable eHealth Systems Across the European Union .- Understanding Liability in eHealth: Towards Greater Clarity at European Union Level.- Part III - Ethical Challenges: eHealth: Frameworks for Assessing Ethical Impacts.- Telehealth and Service Delivery in the Home: Care, Support and the Importance of User Autonomy.- Medicine 2.0: Ethical Challenges of Social Media for the Health Profession.- The Internet and health: International approaches to evaluating the quality of Web-based health information.- Patients, trust and ethics in information privacy in eHealth.- Part IV - Governance Challenges: eHealth Governance in Scotland: A Cross-Sectoral and Cross-National Comparison.- IT Governance in Healthcare Institutions.- IT Governance in Acute Healthcare - A Critical Review of the Current Literature.- The European eHealth Governance - A New Way Forward.
From the reviews: "This book presents both the obvious and less expected legal, ethical, and policy challenges of eHealth recommendations. ... The target audience includes healthcare professionals, scholars, and policymakers on both sides of the Atlantic, but the book would be particularly useful for readers interested in European Union eHealth issues. ... Each chapter is detailed and rigorously researched and provides numerous citations and supplemental reading suggestions. This is an impressive work in its depth, breadth, and detail." (Tyler S. Gibb, Doody's Book Reviews, March, 2013)