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Exploring the Potential of Over-the-Web Psychiatry

Part of the Annals of Information Systems book series (AOIS, volume 7)

Abstract

Over the past years, the scientific community has witnessed a tremendous growth of applications in healthcare telematics. The adoption rate of web-based practices was not the same for all medical specialties. Some such as cardiology were fast adopters mainly due to the ‘electric’ nature of the standard diagnostic tools (electro-cardiographer) but others such as psychiatry are still lagging from adopting new methodologies. Now that ubiquitous broadband Internet access is here to stay, the time has come to explore the potential of mental care services that could be offered over the web.

Keywords

Healthcare telematics Tele-Psychiatry Video-Conferencing electronic health records 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Engineering Informatics and TelecommunicationsUniversity of Western Macedonia, Karamanli and LygerisKozaniGreece

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