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eHealth, (sometimes called digital health), is concerned with promoting, empowering and facilitating health and wellbeing with individuals, families and communities and the enhancement of professional practice through the use of information management and Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Use this guide to find information resources about eHealth including books, reports and journal articles.

Last updated: 22/12/2021

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RCN Clinical topic: eHealth
RCN: Digital roles and innovations
  • This careers resource has been developedto help registered nurses and the clinical support workforce across the UK understand the range of nursing roles appearing due to the digital evolution of work across health and social care.
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Book Cover Royal College of Nursing (2018) A journey together to understand the digital future of nursing in the UK. London: RCN.
Book Cover Royal College of Nursing (2018) Every nurse an E-nurse: insights from a consultation on the digital future of nursing. London: RCN.
Health and Social Care Board (2016) eHealth and Care Strategy for Northern Ireland. Belfast: Health and Social Care Board.
Book Cover Health Education England and Royal College of Nursing (2017) Improving digital literacy. London: RCN/HEE. 
Book Cover Health Education England (2018) A health and care digital capabilities framework. London: HEE.
The Scottish Government (2017) Realising Scotland’s full potential in a digital world: a digital strategy for Scotland. Edinburgh: The Scottish Government. 
Scottish Government, COSLA and NHS Scotland (2018) Scotland’s digital health and social care strategy: enabling, connecting and empowering. Edinburgh: The Scottish Government.
We would like to thank the RCN eHealth member community for their input into the development of this subject guide.


Book Cover Carroll W M (ed.) (2020) Emerging technologies for nurses: implications for practice. New York: Springer.
Book cover Fong B, Fong A C M and Li C K (2020) Telemedicine technologies: information technologies in medicine and digital health. Newark: John Wiley and Sons.
Book Cover Hardy L R (ed.) (2020) Fast facts in health informatics for nurses. New York: Springer.
Book cover Hussey P and Kennedy M A (eds.) (2021) Introduction to nursing informatics. 5th edn. Cham: Springer.
Book Cover Istepanian R and Woodward B (2016) M-Health: fundamentals and applications. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Press.
Khandpur R S (2017) Telemedicine: technology and applications (mHealth, TeleHealth and eHealth). New Delhi: PHI Learning.
Book cover Kudyba S P (2021) Healthcare informatics: strategies for the digital era. Boca Raton: CRC Press.
Book Cover Lubliner D J (2016) Biomedical informatics: an introduction to information systems and software in medicine and health. London: CRC Press.
Book cover McGonigle D and Mastrian K (2021) Nursing informatics and the foundation of knowledge. 5th edn. Burlington: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
Book Cover O'Neil I (2019) Digital health promotion: a critical introduction. Cambridge: Polity Press.
Book Cover Rinaldi G (2017) New perspectives in medical records: meeting the needs of patients and practitioners. Cham: Springer International Publishing. 
Book cover Saba V K and McCormick K A (2021) Essentials of nursing informatics, 7th edn. New York: McGraw-Hill Education.
Book Cover Van Gemert-Pijnen L, Kelders SM, Kip H and Sanderman R (eds.) (2018) eHealth research, theory and development: a multi-disciplinary approach. Routledge: Milton.

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Book Cover Journals of interest for eHealth. Use these links to see details of availability.

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