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dc.contributor.authorMougiakakou, Stavroula Gren
dc.contributor.authorKyriacou, Efthyvoulos C.en
dc.contributor.authorPerakis, Konstantinosen
dc.contributor.authorPapadopoulos, Homeren
dc.contributor.authorAndroulidakis, Aggelosen
dc.contributor.authorKonnis, Georgios J.en
dc.contributor.authorTranfaglia, Riccardoen
dc.contributor.authorPecchia, Leandroen
dc.contributor.authorBracale, Umbertoen
dc.contributor.authorPattichis, Constantinos S.en
dc.contributor.authorKoutsouris, Demetrios Dionysiosen
dc.creatorMougiakakou, Stavroula Gren
dc.creatorKyriacou, Efthyvoulos C.en
dc.creatorPerakis, Konstantinosen
dc.creatorPapadopoulos, Homeren
dc.creatorAndroulidakis, Aggelosen
dc.creatorKonnis, Georgios J.en
dc.creatorTranfaglia, Riccardoen
dc.creatorPecchia, Leandroen
dc.creatorBracale, Umbertoen
dc.creatorPattichis, Constantinos S.en
dc.creatorKoutsouris, Demetrios Dionysiosen
dc.description.abstractThrough this paper, we present the initial steps for the creation of an integrated platform for the provision of a series of eHealth tools and services to both citizens and travelers in isolated areas of thesoutheast Mediterranean, and on board ships travelling across it. The platform was created through an INTERREG IIIB ARCHIMED project called INTERMED.Methods: The support of primary healthcare, home care and the continuous education of physicians are the three major issues that the proposed platform is trying to facilitate. The proposed system is based on state-of-the-art telemedicine systems and is able to provide the following healthcare services: i) Telecollaboration and teleconsultation services between remotely located healthcare providers, ii) telemedicine services in emergencies, iii) home telecare services for "at risk" citizens such as the elderly and patients with chronic diseases, and iv) eLearning services for the continuous training through seminars of both healthcare personnel (physicians, nurses etc) and persons supporting "at risk" citizens.These systems support data transmission over simple phone lines, internet connections, integrated services digital network/digital subscriber lines, satellite links, mobile networks (GPRS/3G), and wireless local area networks. The data corresponds, among others, to voice, vital biosignals, still medical images, video, and data used by eLearning applications. The proposed platform comprises several systems, each supporting different services. These were integrated using a common data storage and exchange scheme in order to achieve system interoperability in terms of software, language and national characteristics.Results: The platform has been installed and evaluated in different rural and urban sites in Greece, Cyprus and Italy. The evaluation was mainly related to technical issues and user satisfaction. The selected sites are, among others, rural health centers, ambulances, homes of "at-risk" citizens, and a ferry.Conclusions: The results proved the functionality and utilization of the platform in various rural places in Greece, Cyprus and Italy. However, further actions are needed to enable the local healthcare systems and the different population groups to be familiarized with, and use in their everyday lives, mature technological solutions for the provision of healthcare services. © 2011 Mougiakakou et alen
dc.description.abstractlicensee BioMed Central Ltd.en
dc.sourceBioMedical Engineering Onlineen
dc.subjectfeasibility studyen
dc.subjectChronic diseaseen
dc.subjectelectronic medical recorden
dc.subjecthealth care deliveryen
dc.subjectpatient satisfactionen
dc.subjectWireless local area networks (WLAN)en
dc.subjectCellular telephone systemsen
dc.subjectMedical imagingen
dc.subjectData storageen
dc.subjectHealth risksen
dc.subjectsystem analysisen
dc.subjectIntegrated platformen
dc.subjectArts computingen
dc.subjectElectronic Health Recordsen
dc.subjectHealth careen
dc.subjectMedical imagesen
dc.subjectTelemedicine systemsen
dc.subjectDelivery of Health Careen
dc.subjectSystems Integrationen
dc.subjectDifferent servicesen
dc.subjectHealth-care systemen
dc.subjecte-Learning applicationen
dc.subjectElectronic healthcareen
dc.subjectFeasibility studiesen
dc.subjectHealth care providersen
dc.subjecthealth serviceen
dc.subjectHealth Servicesen
dc.subjectHealthcare servicesen
dc.subjectHome careen
dc.subjectHome telecareen
dc.subjectIntegrated services digital networken
dc.subjectInternet connectionen
dc.subjectIsolated areasen
dc.subjectPersonnel trainingen
dc.subjectPhone linesen
dc.subjectPrimary healthcareen
dc.subjectRural healthen
dc.subjectSatellite linksen
dc.subjectSubscriber linesen
dc.subjectSystem interoperabilityen
dc.subjectSystems supporten
dc.subjectTechnological solutionen
dc.subjectTelemedicine servicesen
dc.subjectUrban siteen
dc.subjectUser satisfactionen
dc.titleA feasibility study for the provision of electronic healthcare tools and services in areas of Greece, Cyprus and Italyen
dc.description.volume10 Σχολή Θετικών και Εφαρμοσμένων Επιστημών / Faculty of Pure and Applied SciencesΤμήμα Πληροφορικής / Department of Computer Science
dc.description.notes<p>Cited By :6</p>en
dc.contributor.orcidPattichis, Constantinos S. [0000-0003-1271-8151]
dc.contributor.orcidKyriacou, Efthyvoulos C. [0000-0002-4589-519X]

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