Telematics Applications for High Quality Educational and Clinical Support to Practicing Professionals and Medical Students
G. F. Walter, A. C. Stan, U. von Jan, A. J. Porth, H. K. Matthies, Hannover Medical School, Germany ; A. Ammann, Quintessence Publishing Co. ltd., Germany
WebNet World Conference on the WWW and Internet, in Honolulu, Hawaii Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
The era we are living in is often referred to as "the age of communication". The combination of new and rapidly developing interactive multimedia computers and applica-tions with electronic networks will require a restructuring of our traditional approach to strategic planning and organizational structure. World-wide telecommunication networks (using satellites, cable) are now facilitating the global pooling of healthcare information and medical knowledge independent of location. The G7 Global Healthcare Applications Project aims at improving quality and cost efficiency of healthcare delivery through telematics (remote access) tools. From these ten sub-projects two sub-projects are presented. The development of multimedia information and communication systems demands cooperative working teams of authors, who are able to master several areas of medical knowledge as well as the presentation of these in different multimedia forms. The assemblage of telematics and services offers a base for multimedia applications, for example teleteaching, telelearning, telepublishing, teleconsulting, teleconferencing, telemedicine etc. The expansion of the internet will also lead to the formation of interdisciplinary "Global Education Networks". The theory and practice of education are undergoing dramatic changes. Lifelong learning and adaptation of medical practice to new knowledge and new techniques will be even more important in the future.
Walter, G.F., Stan, A.C., Jan, U.v., Porth, A.J., Matthies, H.K. & Ammann, A. (1999). Telematics Applications for High Quality Educational and Clinical Support to Practicing Professionals and Medical Students. In Proceedings of WebNet World Conference on the WWW and Internet 1999 (pp. 48-53). Honolulu, Hawaii: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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