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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/4649

Title: Implementation and Integration of Regional Health Care Data Networks in the Hellenic National Health Service
Authors: Lampsas, Petros
Vidalis, Ioannis
Papanikolaou, Christos
Vagelatos, Aristides
Keywords: Original Paper
Computer communication networks
network architecture and design
computer security
medical informatics
information systems
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/ ] Background: 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. Objectives: To present the technical solution that is under consideration for implementing and interconnecting regional health care data networks in the Hellenic National Health System. Methods: 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. Results: The solution proposed is the use of proper virtual private network technologies for implementing functionally-interconnected regional health care data networks. Conclusions: 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
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/4649
ISSN: 1438-8871
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/
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