Standards for data collection and monitoring in a telemedicine research network

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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 languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Telemedicine and Telecare
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
StatePublished - Sep 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Health Policy
  • Nursing(all)


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