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December, 2014

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Guest editorial. Introduction to the special section: 4G Health–the long-term evolution of m-Health

Istepanian RS, Zhang Y-T. IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, 16(1)

In the last decade, the seminal term and concept of “m-health” were first defined and introduced in this transactions as “mobile computing, medical sensor, and communications technologies for healthcare.” Since that special section, the m-health concept has become one of the key technological domains that reflected the key advances in remote healthcare and e-health systems. The m-health is currently bringing together major academic research and industry disciplines worldwide to achieve innovative solutions in the areas of healthcare delivery and technology sectors. From the wireless communications perspective, the current decade is expected to bring the introduction of new wireless standards and network systems with true mobile broadband and fast internet access healthcare services. These will be developed around what is currently called the fourth-generation (4G) mobile communication systems.
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5 June 2012 | No Comments »
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[Wireless device for monitoring the patients with chronic disease]

Ciorap R et al, Revista medico-chirurgicală̆ a Societă̆ţ̜ii de Medici ş̧i Naturaliş̧ti din Iaş̧i, 112(4)

Remote monitoring of chronic diseases can improve health outcomes and potentially lower health care costs. The high number of the patients, suffering of chronically diseases, who wish to stay at home rather then in a hospital increasing the need of homecare monitoring and have lead to a high demand of wearable medical devices. Also, extended patient monitoring during normal activity has become a very important target.
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13 May 2010 | No Comments »
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Semantic interoperability between health communication standards through formal ontologies

Oemig F, Blobel B. Medical Informatics in a United and Healthy Europe, 2009

The paper shortly analyses the HL7 communication standards for resolving the gap between them by developing a set of ontologies reflecting the concepts and relationships which is exemplified with the incompatible HL7 versions 2.x and 3.
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9 May 2010 | No Comments »
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Integrated care needs integrated information management and technology

Protti, Denis, Healthcare Quarterly, 13 Spec No

Integrated care entails that professionals from different organizations have to work together in a team-oriented way to provide high-quality care for a patient. This requires that healthcare professionals share information about–and with–patients at appropriate points in the care or treatment process.
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27 March 2010 | No Comments »
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The role of patients and their health cards in integrated eHealth environments

Hildebrand, Claudia et al, eHealth Beyond the Horizon - Get IT There, 2008

Communication and co-operation processes in healthcare and welfare require the involvement of all parties involved, including health professionals as well as patients. Generally, professionals can and will easily communicate via trusted health networks. To enforce both communication and co-operation between professionals and patients and to guarantee the required degree of involvement of patients in shared care environments, smart cards are widely used.
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19 April 2009 | No Comments »
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IT-Standards für telemedizinische Anwendungen – Der Weg zum effizienten Datenaustausch in der Medizin

Heidenreich, Georg, and Bernd Blobel, Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz, 52(3)

Many health informatics IT-standards are already available to support future health telematics solutions. Establishing an infrastructure for secure and reliable communication is fundamental and turns out to be a mainly organizational issue.
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1 March 2009 | No Comments »
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Economic evaluation of a store-and-forward teledermatology system for skin cancer patients

Moreno-Ramirez, David et al, J Telemed Telecare, 15(1)

We conducted an economic analysis of a store-and-forward teledermatology system for the routine triage of skin cancer patients. A cost-identification, cost-effectiveness and sensitivity analysis under a societal perspective was used to compare teledermatology with the conventional care alternative.
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13 January 2009 | No Comments »
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A review of telemedicine in China

Wang, Zhelong, and Hong Gu, J Telemed Telecare, 15(1)

Telemedicine in China began in the mid-1980s and the early Chinese telemedicine activities were mostly based on store-and-forward techniques as the telecommunication infrastructure required for realtime work was not available. In recent years, telemedicine in China has developed quickly with the rapid growth of telecommunication networks.
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13 January 2009 | No Comments »
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The experiential health information processing model: supporting collaborative web-based patient education

O'Grady, Laura A. et al, BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 8

First generation Internet technologies such as mailing lists or newsgroups afforded unprecedented levels of information exchange within a variety of interest groups, including those who seek health information. With emergence of the World Wide Web many communication applications were ported to web browsers. One of the driving factors in this phenomenon has been the exchange of experiential or anecdotal knowledge that patients share online, and there is emerging evidence that participation in these forums may be having an impact on people’s health decision making. Theoretical frameworks supporting this form of information seeking and learning have yet to be proposed.
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17 December 2008 | No Comments »
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Wireless mesh networks

Wang, Xinheng, J Telemed Telecare, 14(8)

Wireless telemedicine using GSM and GPRS technologies can only provide low bandwidth connections, which makes it difficult to transmit images and video. Satellite or 3G wireless transmission provides greater bandwidth, but the running costs are high. Wireless networks (WLANs) appear promising, since they can supply high bandwidth at low cost. However, the WLAN technology has limitations, such as coverage.
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16 December 2008 | No Comments »
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Service users’ acceptability of videoconferencing as a form of service delivery

Styles, Victoria, J Telemed Telecare, 14(8)

We conducted a study of videoconferencing for delivering an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) service. AAC is a clinical field that attempts to compensate for the impairment and disability of people with severe expressive communication disorders. A total of 12 participant groups trialled initial AAC assessments via videoconference at a bandwidth of 768 kbit/s.
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16 December 2008 | No Comments »
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Identity-management factors in e-health and telemedicine applications

Savastano, Mario et al, J Telemed Telecare, 14(7)

Reliable identification is essential in e-health and telemedicine applications. This necessitates a secure and trustworthy method of communication and collaboration between parties, which depends on common acceptance. This in turn is related to privacy and ethical matters. Different technologies, including biometrics and RFID, allow high levels of security and safety in identifying both human beings and goods.
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18 October 2008 | No Comments »
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An Assisted-Living Home Architecture with Integrated Healthcare Services for Elderly People

Marsh, Andrew J et al, Medical and Care Compunetics 5, 2008

Since the population of elderly people grows absolutely and in relation to the overall population in the world, the improvement of the quality of life of elderly people at home is of a great importance. This can be achieved through the development of generic technologies for managing their domestic ambient environment consisting of medical sensors, entertainment equipment, home automation systems and white goods, increasing their autonomy and safety.
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3 April 2008 | No Comments »
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Rating health information on the Internet: navigating to knowledge or to Babel?

Jadad, Alejandro R., and Anna Gagliardi, JAMA, 279(8)

The rapid growth of the Internet has triggered an information revolution of unprecedented magnitude. Despite its obvious benefits, the increase in the availability of information could also result in many potentially harmful effects on both consumers and health professionals who do not use it appropriately.
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13 December 2007 | No Comments »
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Mobile e-health: the unwired evolution of telemedicine

Tachakra, Sapal et al, Telemedicine and e-Health, 9(3)

The movement of telemedicine from desktop platforms to wireless and mobile configurations may have a significant impact on future health care. This paper reviews some of the latest technologies in wireless communication and their application in health care.
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22 July 2007 | No Comments »
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