Telematics for Health
C. Pattichis, C. N. Schizas
Recent advances in teleworking facilitate the development of new telematic applications in the health sector whose target is to improve the efficiency and efficacy of services of public interest. In this context, research work is carried out under the
following six European programs:
- TELEGYN: Diagnostic Telepathology Network: Application in Gynecological Cancer. The main objective of this research work is to establish a diagnostic telepathology multicentre network, including the development of novel techniques and neural network models for medical imaging.
- PROPRACTITION: Continuing Professional Development Concerning General Practitioners: The revised goal of the project to implement a remote computer-supported knowledge base of cardiovascular diseases to provide operational telepresence services, protocol-based decision support and cooperative transnational discussion and education.
- REMEDIES: Remote Medical Education via Internet Enhanced Services: This project aims to: introduce the new technologies for tele-learning and telepresence into the health sector; provide users with access to information about the techniques and methods used in diagnosis and laparoscopic surgeries; develop communication among various sites; and provide training activities.
In all of the above projects, the Department is actively collaborating with the Ministry of Health of Cyprus and the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics. The above projects are funded by the European Union, the Planning Bureau of Cyprus, the General Secretariat of Research and Technology of Greece, the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics, the Ministry of Health and the University of Cyprus.