Telemedicine and the digital door doctor

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Abstract

Telemedicine is changing the way medicine can be practiced, and how medical knowledge is communicated,learnt and researched in today’s technologically oriented society. The adoption of internet based communication has significantly expanded the patients’ ability to access a multitude of world class medical information. Research has shown that patients would welcome the ability to consult a doctor using the same computing tools they use to communicate with family, friends and work colleagues. This paper discusses the use of telemedicine today and how it could be used to access medical services from home. Further, it investigates the incentives and barriers to widespread adoption of such services in Australia with particular reference to the issues of information security. The technology to make home telemedicine a reality is already available and all that remains for this to come to fruition is a shift in culture to accept it as a suitable alternative to current medical consultation practice.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event4th Australian Information Security Management Conference, AISM -
Duration: 5 Dec 2006 → …

Conference

Conference4th Australian Information Security Management Conference, AISM
Period5/12/06 → …

Keywords

  • Home medical consult
  • hospital without walls
  • Teleconsult
  • Telemedicine
  • Information security

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    Webb, D., & Williams, P. A. H. (2006). Telemedicine and the digital door doctor. Paper presented at 4th Australian Information Security Management Conference, AISM, . https://doi.org/10.4225/75/57b6627334776