Global healthcare in the 21st century: ICT’s and the virtualisation of hospitals

Konferenz: WTC - World Telecommunications Congress 2010 - Telecommunications: The Infrastructure for the 21st Century
13.09.2010 - 14.09.2010 in Vienna, Austria

Tagungsband: WTC - World Telecommunications Congress 2010

Seiten: 4Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

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Graschew, Georgi; Roelofs, Theo A.; Rakowsky, Stefan; Schlag, Peter M. (Surgical Research Unit OP 2000, Experimental and Clinical Research Center, Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine / Charité - University Medicine Berlin, Charité Campus Berlin-Buch, Lindenberger Weg 80, 13125 Berlin, Germany)

Ubiquitous access to high-level healthcare (u-Health) requires increasing use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solutions. A regional cooperation with leading hospitals can be supported by the integration of technological platforms and telemedical services in a Virtual Hospital. By implementing interactive real-time connections with the high-end video communication system WinVicos live interaction with the remote partner becomes possible. Such a permanent link enables services like expert advice for patient care as well as teleteaching, teletraining and telementoring of health professionals. It is necessary to not only focus on the technology but to address the users’ needs by providing a transparent platform and strategies for collaboration in virtual user communities.