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Telemedicine Services in Arctic Environments – Challenges for Successful Implementation

Telemedicine Services in Arctic Environments – Challenges for Successful Implementation

Category
Part of a book/report
Abstract
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.
Language
English
Author(s)
Affiliation
  • UiT The Arctic University of Norway
  • SINTEF ICT / Systemutvikling og sikkerhet
  • University Hospital of North Norway
  • University of Technology, Munich
Year
2015
Published in
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN
1650-3686
Publisher
Linköping University Electronic Press
Book
SHI 2015 - Proceedings of the 13th Scandinavian Conference on Health Informatics, June 15-17, Tromsø, Norway
Booklet
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ISBN
978-91-7685-985-8
Page(s)
98 - 101