Information Society Technologies in Healthcare

  • Dimitrios G. Katehakis
  • Manolis Tsiknakis
  • Stelios C. Orphanoudakis
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1963)


The growing demand for more efficient and effective healthcare services, coupled with an implicit requirement for supporting citizen mobility and continuity of care, is currently setting the stage for the exploitation of Information and Telecommunications Technologies in the health sector. The current vision comprises affordable wireless access to healthcare resources and services for all citizens, thus making medical expertise a shared resource wherever and whenever needed. Important areas in which Information Society Technologies are likely to have a significant impact include those of pre-hospital health emergencies, remote monitoring of patients with chronic conditions, and medical collaboration through sharing of health-related information resources. Accessibility to these and other media-rich, user-oriented services, in the context of the emerging Global Information Society, will be supported by a Healthcare Information Infrastructure (HII), which can achieve effective horizontal integration of networked information sources.


Clinical Information System Object Management Group Common Object Request Broker Architecture Healthcare Domain Information Society Technology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dimitrios G. Katehakis
    • 1
  • Manolis Tsiknakis
    • 1
  • Stelios C. Orphanoudakis
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Center of Medical Informatics and Health Telematics Applications (CMI-HTA) Institute of Computer ScienceFoundation for Research and Technology—Hellas (FORTH)Heraklion CreteGreece
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of CreteHeraklion, CreteGreece

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