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New Concept of eHealth for Improving Medical Infrastructure around Chernobyl


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Title: New Concept of eHealth for Improving Medical Infrastructure around Chernobyl
Authors: Takamura, Noboru
Issue Date: Jun-2005
Citation: Acta medica Nagasakiensia. 2005, 50(2), p.45-48
Abstract: The term "eHealth" refers to the use of digital data -transmitted, stored and retrieved electronically- in support of health care, both at local sites and at a distance. Several years ago, the World Health Organization proposed to develop programs for eHealth, including tele-consultations, tele-referrals, forward-storage concepts (e.g., tele-radiology and tele-prescriptions) and electronic patient records, to improve early diagnosis of thyroid diseases and follow-up of patients who have developed thyroid cancer after exposure to radioactive fallout following the accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, the World Health Organization and the Sasakawa Memorial Health Foundation, in cooperation with the Ministry of Health in the Republic of Belarus, have established and promoted a project entitled "Medical Relief for Children Affected by the Chernobyl Accident through the Development and Implementation of Health Telematics," to achieve these goals. In this communication, I review the current state of eHealth and the development of the health telematics project in Belarus.
Keywords: Chernobyl / Telemedicine / eHealth / WorldHealthOrganization
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/9328
ISSN: 00016055
Relational Links: http://joi.jlc.jst.go.jp/JST.JSTAGE/amn/50.45
Type: Departmental Bulletin Paper
Text Version: publisher
Appears in Collections:Volume 50, No. 2

Citable URI : http://hdl.handle.net/10069/9328

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