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Telematics in Primary Care in Europe : Studies in Health Technology and Informatics - J.de Maeseneer

Telematics in Primary Care in Europe

Studies in Health Technology and Informatics

By: J.de Maeseneer (Editor), L. Beolchi (Editor)

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Published: 1st January 1995
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This publication starts with a description of telematics in primary healthcare in the nineties, focusing on the need of the general practitioner for horizontal and vertical data transmission and support. It is identified how the applications of telematics, in the framework of primary healthcare, could be further developed to improve the quality of healthcare in Europe. In this context, quality in general practice was described as the relationship between the actual care delivered and the expectations of the various involved parties. In order to achieve this goal, the publication examines the contextual basis for the development of telematics in primary healthcare with regard to ethical, social and organizational impact and consumer perspective. This publication describes the areas in which telematics may be further developed to meet the common needs of general practitioners in Europe and which are not adequately addressed by existing programmes. Three working groups participated in this publication. One of them looked at communication and data flow in primary healthcare and between primary and secondary care. The second focused on the many national projects looking at information and communication technology in primary care. The third focused on the acceptability of telematics to the consumer, the social, organisational and ethical impact of telematics in primary healthcare including aspects of equity, accessibility and interprofessional relationships.

Introduction: "Why a Concerted Action?"
A Picture of Primary Health Care in Europep. 1
The Missing Linkp. 31
A Snapshot of Primary Carep. 51
"The Epidemiological Bridge": Role of Telematics in the Collection of Epidemiological Data from General Practicep. 73
Toward a Different Approach of the Assessment of Information Technology and Telematics in Primary Carep. 89
Conclusions and Recommendationsp. 111
The Funen Conference, September 9-11, 1994. List of Participantsp. 119
Description of Six Communication Projectsp. 127
List of National Park Projectsp. 149
Author Indexp. 181
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ISBN: 9789051992090
ISBN-10: 9051992092
Series: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 196
Published: 1st January 1995
Publisher: IOS Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1