The first telemedicine link for the British forces.
In January 1998 a telemedicine link was established between the Hospital Squadron (from 22 Field Hospital) in Sipovo, Bosnia and the Royal Hospital Haslar, United Kingdom (UK).
This link uses a high resolution digital camera, laptop computer, satellite telephone and a landline to obtain specialist opinions in radiology, dermatology, plastic surgery, orthopaedics, urology, ophthalmology, pathology and maxillo-facial surgery.
This is the Defence Medical Services'first such link from an operational scenario.
As such, this pilot study provides a useful testbed to enable clinicians in the three services to gain experience in this developing field, and to help determine the military applications of telemedicine.
Mots-clés Pascal : Télémédecine, Internet, Militaire, Télécommunication par satellite, Organisation santé, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Telemedicine, Internet, Military, Satellite telecommunication, Public health organization, Human
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0503192
Code Inist : 002B28G. Création : 19/02/1999.