Telehealth responses to bio-terrorism and emerging infections

Yellowlees, Peter and Mackenzie, John (2003) Telehealth responses to bio-terrorism and emerging infections. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 9 Supp. 2: S2:80-S2:82. doi:10.1258/135763303322596363


Author Yellowlees, Peter
Mackenzie, John
Title Telehealth responses to bio-terrorism and emerging infections
Journal name Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1357-633X
1758-1109
Publication date 2003-12-02
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1258/135763303322596363
Volume 9
Issue Supp. 2
Start page S2:80
End page S2:82
Total pages 3
Place of publication London, U.K.
Publisher Royal Society for Medicine Press
Collection year 2003
Language eng
Subject C1
321203 Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance)
321202 Epidemiology
321299 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
730299 Public health not elsewhere classified
730399 Health and support services not elsewhere classified
0903 Biomedical Engineering
1117 Public Health and Health Services
Abstract Emerging infectious diseases, such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), are of huge economic importance. They are difficult to predict. The World Health Organization has a Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network, which was involved at an early stage in the SARS outbreak in 2003. Three major lessons were learned as a result of the SARS epidemic in 2003, involving communication, evidence-based action and global partnerships. It is proposed that a series of broadband global response networks should be developed. At a technical level the networks are essentially in place, such as the Internet2 global network. Suitable peripheral devices also exist. What has not yet been created is the appropriate software to allow the use of these networks, although a number of commercial products are in the process of development.
Keyword Bioterrorism
Communicable diseases
Computer communication networks
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
Software
Telemedicine
World Health Organization
Q-Index Code C1

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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