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Medical Informatics: Preventive Medicine Applications via Telemedicine

Medical Informatics: Preventive Medicine Applications via Telemedicine
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Author(s): Elif Derya Übeyli (TOBB Economics and Technology University, Turkey)
Copyright: 2010
Pages: 15
Source title: Handbook of Research on Developments in E-Health and Telemedicine: Technological and Social Perspectives
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha (Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave, Portugal), Antonio J. Tavares (Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave, Portugal) and Ricardo Simoes (Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave and University of Minho, Portugal)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-670-4.ch022

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Abstract

Information services, medical decision support systems and telemedicine are becoming important tools for medical professionals and also people who are interested in health related information. Medical decision support aims at providing healthcare professionals with therapy guidelines directly at the point of care. Telemedicine is the use of modern information and communication technologies (ICT) for the provision of clinical care to individuals at a distance and transmission of information to provide that care. The chapter intends to an integrated view of the medical informatics and preventive medicine applications via telemedicine. The chapter includes technological perspectives in e-health and telemedicine. The author suggests that the content of the chapter will assist to the people in gaining a better understanding of the technological perspectives in e-health and telemedicine and preventive medicine applications.

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