ERIC Number: ED448694
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
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Telematics Applications for High Quality Educational and Clinical Support to Practicing Professionals and Medical Students.
Matthies, H. K.; Walter, G. F.; Stan, A. C.; Ammann, A.; von Jan, U.; Porth, A. J.
This paper begins with a discussion of using multimedia technologies for education and teleconsultation using PC-based video-conferencing equipment. An overview is provided of the G7 (i.e., an informal forum of the seven major industrialized democracies) Global Healthcare Applications Project (GHAP), which aims at improving the quality and cost efficiency of health care delivery through telematics (remote access) tools. The paper then describes 2 of the 10 GHAP sub-projects, the Medical Image Reference Center (MEDIREC) and the International Online Academy (IOA). The objectives of MEDIREC are to support clinical activities, contribute to medical education and training, and facilitate medical research. Proposed reference centers would include clinical and pathological images (still and moving) and typical, rare, and difficult to diagnose cases. IOA provides the means for high quality, structured, and certified education and continuing education. (Contains 13 references.) (MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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