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A Web-Based Collaboration System for Geographically Distributed Medical Professionals

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A Web-Based Collaboration System for Geographically Distributed Medical Professionals
This paper is about a web-based system for collaboration and sharing of information among medical professionals. The system, originally targeted for ophthalmologists, has a generic design that easily can be adapted to other medical disciplines. The collaboration system includes services for communication, second opinion and a case archive. Only a standard Internet browser is needed in order to use the system. Today, there are many registered users of the system in the ophthalmology community, but the usage of the system is less than could be expected from the enthusiasm exp ressed in a feasibility study we made, and still present in the community. We give special attention to this problem, and discuss various barriers and facilitators for usage. The usage is, among others, influenced by factors such as the medical professional’s familiarity with ICT in general and digital imaging in particular, and the available infrastructure at their work. KEYWORDS World Wide Web, Collaboration, C...
Tatjana M. Burkow, Kristian Fossen, Line Lundvoll
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Type Conference
Year 2003
Where IADIS
Authors Tatjana M. Burkow, Kristian Fossen, Line Lundvoll Nilsen, Thomas Strandenæs, Sindre A. Fiskaa, Per Atle Bakkevoll
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