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|Title: ||Implementation and Integration of Regional Health Care Data Networks in the Hellenic National Health Service|
|Authors: ||Lampsas, Petros|
|Keywords: ||Original Paper|
Computer communication networks
network architecture and design
health information systems
|Issue Date: ||31-Dec-2002|
|Publisher: ||Gunther Eysenbach; Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, Toronto, Canada|
|Citation: ||Petros Lampsas, Ioannis Vidalis, Christos Papanikolaou, Aristides Vagelatos. Implementation and Integration of Regional Health Care Data Networks in the Hellenic National Health Service. J Med Internet Res 2002;4(3):e20 <URL: http://www.jmir.org/2002/3/e20/>|
|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/2002/3/e20/ ]
Modern health care is provided with close cooperation among many different institutions and professionals, using their specialized expertise in a common effort to deliver best-quality and, at the same time, cost-effective services. Within this context of the growing need for information exchange, the demand for realization of data networks interconnecting various health care institutions at a regional level, as well as a national level, has become a practical necessity.
To present the technical solution that is under consideration for implementing and interconnecting regional health care data networks in the Hellenic National Health System.
The most critical requirements for deploying such a regional health care data network were identified as: fast implementation, security, quality of service, availability, performance, and technical support.
The solution proposed is the use of proper virtual private network technologies for implementing functionally-interconnected regional health care data networks.
The regional health care data network is considered to be a critical infrastructure for further development and penetration of information and communication technologies in the Hellenic National Health System. Therefore, a technical approach was planned, in order to have a fast cost-effective implementation, conforming to certain specifications.|
|Description: ||Reviewer: Bruun-Rasmussen, M|
Reviewer: Katehakis, D.G
|Other Identifiers: ||doi:10.2196/jmir.4.3.e20|
|Rights: ||Copyright (cc) Retained by author(s) under a Creative Commons License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/|
|Appears in Collections:||Volume 4 (2002)|
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