The patient is the key subject of any e-health process. The patient can participate in these processes to a lesser or greater extent. Many surveys have revealed that patients, who can view information about their health, more actively ask questions to their physicians and, of course, are more concerned about their health.
The patient is also the key client of a medical institution (MI) and in many cases the patient is MI partner in the process of EHR development. As any EHR stakeholder patients use EHR data and tools for their benefit. EHR satisfies the major patient’s needs in the following ways: