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It started with simple consultations by telephone. Today, it is a jungle of advanced welfare technology. Two long-serving telemedicine experts have now written a book about the pioneering era in Tromsø, home of some of the earliest initiatives in applying and conducting research on telemedicine. 

Development and implementation of solutions and services that realize the potential in telemedicine and e-health.

Development and commitment to patient-centred ICT services and welfare technology, focused on empowering each individual to care for his or her own health.

To ensure holistic and coordinated services for the population, patient pathways must become a joint frame of reference for the participants in the health service.

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NST researcher Dr J Artur Serrano is integrating cloud technology and an innovative mobile application to help older people feel safe in their homes. In International Innovation Issue 172 he describes the system’s features, and the reward of improving quality of life. 


What is needed to deploy telemedicine? The right context, involvement of the key people, good planning and sound “running” of the process. 


7 - 8 October 2014, Rome, Italy: The Italian Ministry of Health is organizing, under the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union the Conference on eHealth that will take place on 7-8 October 2014 in Rome.


Participating in diabetes groups on the Internet may improve self-management of the illness and encourage lifestyle changes, according to new doctoral research from the Norwegian Centre for Integrated Care and Telemedicine (NST).

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