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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/4605


Title: Developing a European internet and kiosk-based health information system
Authors: Moore, Adrian
Parr, Gerard
Logan, Mark
Neely, Hayley
Roesner, Dietmar
Dürer, Uew
Keywords: Original Paper
Telemedicine
Internet
Kiosk
Health information system
Health promotion
Metatags
XML
Ontology
Issue Date: 17-Mar-2001
Publisher: Gunther Eysenbach; Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, Toronto, Canada
Citation: Adrian Moore, Gerard Parr, Mark Logan, Hayley Neely, Dietmar Roesner, Uew Dürer. Developing a European internet and kiosk-based health information system. J Med Internet Res 2001;3(1):e6 <URL: http://www.jmir.org/2001/1/e6/>
Abstract: [This item is a preserved copy and is not necessarily the most recent version. To view the current item, visit http://www.jmir.org/2001/1/e6/ ] A consortium of partner organisations (universities, health care organisations and information technology companies) from Northern Ireland, Germany, Portugal and Italy have collaborated to develop a multi-lingual, multi-media Internet and kiosk-based health information system in cardiology and skin cancer. The project, CATCH II (Citizens Advisory System based on Telematics for Communication and Health), has been funded by the European Commission under the Fourth Framework Research and Development TELEMATICS Applications Program (TAP), Health Care Sector. In this paper we provide an overview of the system and the methodological approach adopted. Key characteristics with respect to the technical architecture and flexible customisation of different web and kiosk-based versions will be presented. In particular, the development of dedicated software for the procurement, structuring and management of the information knowledge-base is illustrated. Some of the most interesting findings from a cross-national study of 'health information needs on the internet' are presented along with information on the validation of the system by the general public, content providers and health care authorities.
Description: Reviewer: Dyer, Kirsti
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/4605
ISSN: 1438-8871
Other Identifiers: doi:10.2196/jmir.3.1.e6
Rights: Copyright (cc) Retained by author(s) under a Creative Commons License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
Appears in Collections:Volume 3 (2001)

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