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Title:
Telemedicine Services in Arctic Environments - Challenges for Successful Implementation
Author:
Ståle Walderhaug: SINTEF ICT, Tromsø, Norway / Department of Computer Science, University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway Conceição Granja: Norwegian Centre for Integrated Care and Telemedicine, University Hospital of North Norway, Tromsø, Norway Alexander Horsch: Department of Computer Science, University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway / Inst. Med. Statistik und Epidemiologie, Technische Universität München, Germany Gunnar Hartvigsen: Department of Computer Science, University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway / Norwegian Centre for Integrated Care and Telemedicine, University Hospital of North Norway, Tromsø, Norway
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Year:
2015
Conference:
SHI 2015, Proceedings from The 13th Scandinavien Conference on Health Informatics, June 15-17, 2015, Tromsø, Norway
Issue:
115
Article no.:
016
Pages:
98-101
No. of pages:
4
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2015-06-26
ISBN:
978-91-7685-985-8
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet


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The growing interest in Arctic areas, both from professionals and tourists, is a challenge for the health care system in areas suffering from extreme weather conditions, long distances and poor communication network coverage. Offering adequate health care services for people who live in these Arctic areas might be very difficult in part of the year. Access to medical services, in particular specialist services, is limited. In cases of emergency such as a large-scale accident, the system is further challenged. This paper discusses major challenges for successful implementation of telemedicine services in Arctic environments, with a special focus on handling accidents. Lessons learned from less challenging regions will be addressed in order to recommend a common set of critical success factors for implementing telemedicine service.

Keywords: Telehealth; arctic; search and rescue; emergency response; telemedicine; critical success factors for telemedicine.

SHI 2015, Proceedings from The 13th Scandinavien Conference on Health Informatics, June 15-17, 2015, Tromsø, Norway

Author:
Ståle Walderhaug, Conceição Granja, Alexander Horsch, Gunnar Hartvigsen
Title:
Telemedicine Services in Arctic Environments - Challenges for Successful Implementation
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SHI 2015, Proceedings from The 13th Scandinavien Conference on Health Informatics, June 15-17, 2015, Tromsø, Norway

Author:
Ståle Walderhaug, Conceição Granja, Alexander Horsch, Gunnar Hartvigsen
Title:
Telemedicine Services in Arctic Environments - Challenges for Successful Implementation
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