An open ehealth platform for real-time professional-to-professional collaboration
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Availability of high performance telemedicine systems has been for a long time a goal for most Medical Universities and Centers of Excellence. This technological advancement is considered a fundamental asset for those institutions with interest in dissemination of their expertise but also as a way to continuously keep their professionals updated on the most novel techniques. Also, second opinion type of services as well as distantly located collaborative activities in between different medical disciplines may also benefit of this technological solutions, not only in industrialized countries, where network communications are almost guaranteed, but also in developing countries, where these solutions can help improve access to specialized healthcare services. Unfortunately, it has been the case up till now, that the costs of the existing technical solutions with a high level of quality were a barrier for a number of centers. In this paper we present a HIPERMED platform, this platform holds the promise to fundamentally reverse the current state-of-affairs by facilitating access to the high quality telemedicine facilities to networked centers. This can significantly transform both professional-to-professional and professional-to-patient practices, especially in places where the access to technology has a high cost and a high impact like in Africa. Finally, we present a preliminary result above our platform, these results including the performance of the core of the platform.
CitationGerman, M. [et al.]. An open ehealth platform for real-time professional-to-professional collaboration. A: IST-Africa Conference and Exhibition. "Proceedings of the 2013 IST-Africa Conference and Exhibition". Nairobi: 2013, p. 6701784-1-6701784-12.