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New Telemedicine Study Findings Have Been Reported by G. Zangara and Colleagues (An Albanian Open Source Telemedicine Platform)

August 8, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- Data detailed on Telemedicine have been presented. According to news reporting originating in Campobasso, Italy, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "The use of open source technologies to create collaboration platforms can produce huge advantages with small investment. We set up a telemedicine network for a healthcare district with typical centralization issues of developing countries."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research, "Our network was built using broadband Internet connection, and the digital divide in rural areas was reduced by means of wireless Internet connection. A software infrastructure was deployed on the network to implement the collaboration platform among different healthcare facilities. We obtained an integrated platform with modest investment in hardware and operating systems and no costs for application software. Messaging, content management, information sharing, and videoconferencing are among the available services of the infrastructure. Furthermore, open source software is managed and continuously updated by active communities, making it possible to obtain systems similar to commercial ones in terms of quality and reliability."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "As the use of free software in public administration is being widely promoted across the European Union, our experience may provide an example to implement similar infrastructures in the field of healthcare and welfare."

For more information on this research see: An Albanian Open Source Telemedicine Platform. Telemedicine and e-Health, 2014;20(7):673-677. Telemedicine and e-Health can be contacted at: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc, 140 Huguenot Street, 3RD Fl, New Rochelle, NY 10801, USA. (Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. -; Telemedicine and e-Health -

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting G. Zangara, Local Hlth Reg Molise, Campobasso, Italy. Additional authors for this research include F. Valentino, G. Spinelli, M. Valenza, A. Marcheggiani and F. Di Blasi (see also Telemedicine).

Keywords for this news article include: Italy, Europe, Software, Campobasso, Telemedicine,

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Source: Health & Medicine Week

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