While a networked, nationwide health information system is financially and logistically impractical, the development of independent, regional systems is realistic and feasible. A Telemedicine Research Network (TRN) could connect a number of geographically disparate health systems. This would require the reconciliation of policies and practices in five principal areas: partner agreement on project scope; privacy, security and confidentiality; technical standards; telecommunications and computer infrastructure; change management and training. Initial establishment of a first-stage TRN would require very little technical development and would, instead, rely on trust among the partners. The development of standards-based TRNs will greatly increase the quality and quantity of telemedicine research.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare|
|Issue number||SUPPL. 2|
|State||Published - Sep 1 2006|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health Informatics
- Health Policy