As you all can imagine, technologies such as the Internet
already have a great and increasing impact on our daily life.
Network communication technologies have the potential to become
the premier choice for retrieving and sharing information,
communication and data exchange - no matter whether you share your thoughts
with others, consult your doctor, take a look into your electronic patient
record or send your little intelligent agent through the semantic web to find
some informations, products or services.
Enabling patients to make informed descisions by online health
information, newsgroups, discussion boards, etc. and speed
up the workflow of physicians by data exchange or online consulting
will improve the physician-patient interaction and the medical
For this reason I'm really pleased to work in and study the
exciting field of eHealth - the interface of medicine, medical
informatics and IT-business.