The development of a pilot telemedicine network in Scotland: lessons learned

Brebner, JA, Brebner, EM, Ruddick-Bracken, H and Wootton, R (2001) The development of a pilot telemedicine network in Scotland: lessons learned. Journal of Telemedicine And Telecare, 7 Suppl. 2: 83-84. doi:10.1258/1357633011937254


Author Brebner, JA
Brebner, EM
Ruddick-Bracken, H
Wootton, R
Title The development of a pilot telemedicine network in Scotland: lessons learned
Journal name Journal of Telemedicine And Telecare   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1357-633X
Publication date 2001
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1258/1357633011937254
Volume 7
Issue Suppl. 2
Start page 83
End page 84
Total pages 2
Editor R Wootton
Place of publication London
Publisher Royal Society of Medicine
Collection year 2001
Language eng
Subject C1
329999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
730199 Clinical health not specific to particular organs, diseases and conditions
Abstract A pilot telemedicine network was established in 11 sites using funding provided by the Department of Trade and Industry in the UK. The main purpose of the project was to develop and evaluate clinical and educational links between central and peripheral sites in Scotland, The results were very encouraging, and clinical services were established in accident and emergency medicine, tele-ultrasound and clinical psychology. An undergraduate medical teaching service was also successfully established. All of these services are to be continued after the completion of the project. Many lessons were learned during the establishment of this network which will be useful in future projects. These included the importance of training for telemedicine users, the importance of identifying a telemedicine champion, the pitfall of health economics and the fact that services must be needs driven.
Keyword Health Care Sciences & Services
Q-Index Code C1

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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