Commenced in January 2007
Frequency: Monthly
Edition: International
Paper Count: 30455
Telemedicine and Medical Informatics: The Global Approach

Authors: F. Lievens, M. Jordanova

Abstract:

Telemedicine is brought to life by contemporary changes of our world and summarizes the entire range of services that are at the crossroad of traditional healthcare and information technology. It is believed that eHealth can help in solving critical issues of rising costs, care for ageing and housebound population, staff shortage. It is a feasible tool to provide routine as well as specialized health service as it has the potential to improve both the access to and the standard of care. eHealth is no more an optional choice. It has already made quite a way but it still remains a fantastic challenge for the future requiring cooperation and coordination at all possible levels. The strategic objectives of this paper are: 1. To start with an attempt to clarify the mass of terms used nowadays; 2. To answer the question “Who needs eHealth"; 3. To focus on the necessity of bridging telemedicine and medical (health) informatics as well as on the dual relationship between them; as well as 4. To underline the need of networking in understanding, developing and implementing eHealth.

Keywords: Networking, Medical informatics, E-Health/telemedicine

Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1072768

Procedia APA BibTeX Chicago EndNote Harvard JSON MLA RIS XML ISO 690 PDF Downloads 2049

References:


[1] R.Wootton, J. Craig, Introduction to Telemedicine, London, Royal Soc. Medicine Press, 1999
[2] C. Pagliari, "Welcome and Introduction", Available www.chs.med.ed.ac.uk/gp/downloads/eHealth/presentations/may2005/C laudia%20Pagliari.ppt
[3] H. Oh, C. Rizo, M. Enkin and A. Jadad, "What Is eHealth (3): A Systematic Review of Published Definitions", J Med Internet Res. 2005 Jan-Mar; 7(1): e1., Published online 2005 February 24. doi: 10.2196/jmir.7.1.e1. Available www.jmir.org/2005/1/e1/
[4] EU Ministerial Declaration, eHealth 2003, High Level Conference, Brussels 22 May 2003 - Available http://europa.eu.int/information_society/eeurope/ehealth/conference/200 3/index_en.htm
[5] TM Alliance Final Report from 2004, "Telemedicine 2010: Visions for a Personal Medical Network", Available: http://www.euro.who.int/eprise/main/who/progs/tme/about/20021009_1
[6] P. Ray, Su-M. Hsu, H-S. Chen and M. Lee, International Initiative for Ubiquitous Healthcare (u-Health), Available - http://www.ehealthcom.org/uhealth.htm
[7] F. Lievens, M. Jordanova, An Approach to the Global Vision about Telemedicine/eHealth Keynote presentation, Med-e-Tel, Luxembourg, April 21-23, 2004 Available: http://www.medetel.lu/index.php?rub=educational_program&page=open ing_session_2004
[8] P. J. McCullagh and W. P. Patton, eHealth: Tackling the Demand for Citizen Information On The Internet, 9th Annual Conference and Scientific Symposium, 10-11 November, 2004, Stillorgan Park Hotel, Dublin
[9] F. Lievens, M. Jordanova, eHealth / Telemedicine: A State-of-Mind, International School for Junior Scientists and Students on Optics, Laser Physics and Biophysics, SFM'07, September 25-28, 2007, Saratov, Russia, Available http://optics.sgu.ru/SFM_Files/2007/report/396/
[10] J. C. Healy, European eHealth in a WHO perspective, Med-e-Tel 2005, Available http://www.medetel.lu/index.php?rub=library&page=2005
[11] G. Eysenbach, What is e-health? Journal of Medical Internet Research 2001;3(2):e20 Available - http://www.jmir.org/2001/2/e20/
[12] WHO: Integrated chronic disease prevention and control, Available http://www.who.int/chp/about/integrated_cd/en/index.html
[13] C. P. Friedman, J. Wyatt, J. C. Wyatt, Evaluation Methods in Medical Informatics, Springer Verlag, Germany, 2006.