Perspective of future multinational telemedicine efforts

Raed Arafat, Claudiu Zoicas, Filip Hostiuc, Charles R. Doarn, Rifat - Latifi

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Abstract

Now that the concept of the Multinational Telemedicine System (MnTS) was been tested and proved to be operational, the need to go ahead and transform the research project into a functional multinational telemedicine system is the next logical step. We face several challenges and we need answers as soon as possible so momentum is not lost. Who will oversee the whole system? Who will be the main beneficiaries? How will reliable satellite communications be provided during a disaster to operate the system? How will we overpass the legal challenges regarding the practice of medicine by the physicians providing advice at a distance crossing borders virtually? All these are questions we need to answer and find solutions that allow us to transform an idea and a project to reality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Multinational Telemedicine Systems for Disaster Response
Subtitle of host publicationOpportunities and Challenges
PublisherIOS Press
Pages159-162
Number of pages4
Volume130
ISBN (Electronic)9781614997283
ISBN (Print)9781614997276
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 13 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Disaster
  • EMT
  • Field
  • Multinational
  • Nurse
  • Paramedic
  • Physicians
  • Satellite
  • Telemedicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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    Arafat, R., Zoicas, C., Hostiuc, F., Doarn, C. R., & Latifi, R. . (2016). Perspective of future multinational telemedicine efforts. In A Multinational Telemedicine Systems for Disaster Response: Opportunities and Challenges (Vol. 130, pp. 159-162). IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-728-3-159