The application of TICs in healthcare is known as eHealth, electronic health, medical technology or telemedicine among others. The new rationalization and efficiency philosophy adopted nowadays in medicine, together with the quick evolution of TICs is mostly responsible for the eHealth.
Every health area is susceptible to improve economically as well as when consuming resources or offering facilities to the patients. Medical equipment is probably the main area where a better scope for improving is offered. As an example we could cite the expensive Holter, which is a device that allows registering the heart electric activity.
The most influential TIC technologies in eHealth are mobile communications, which allow us to offer solutions to the patients wherever they are, cloud computing, which facilitates the information sharing, big data, etc. but perhaps, the most outstanding one is the tele-medicine, which is divided in more particular concepts, such us tele-rehabilitation, tele-surveillance or tele-monitoring.