George Vassilacopoulos

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Virtual patient records (VPR) provide a means for integrated access to patient information that may be scattered around different healthcare settings. Within the boundaries of a health district providing all levels of care, this concept can be implemented in a corporate Intranet environment to support longitudinal patient care activities across the(More)
Emergency care is basically concerned with the provision of pre-hospital and in-hospital medical and/or paramedical services and it typically involves a wide variety of interdependent and distributed activities that can be interconnected to form emergency care processes within and between Emergency Medical Service (EMS) agencies and hospitals. Hence, in(More)
Virtual patient records provide a means for integrated access to patient information that may be scattered around different healthcare organizations (or hospital departments). As Intranets provide, among others, secure access to medical information, they constitute an appropriate technological infrastructure for a virtual patient record implementation. In(More)
Mobile in conjunction with cloud computing can fulfil the vision of "Pervasive Healthcare" by enabling authorized healthcare participants to access services and required patient information without locational, time and other restraints. Of particular importance on such healthcare systems that incorporate mobile devices and cloud services is protecting the(More)
Healthcare is an increasingly collaborative enterprise, involving broad range of healthcare services provided by many individuals and organizations. Apart from the provision of healthcare services to patients during hospitalization, the ability to assist people who have healthcare needs at their homes (e.g. the elderly) has become an increasingly critical(More)
Limited access to past medical information of emergency cases during emergency healthcare delivery is a proximal cause of increasing emergency care length and risk. Hence, there is a need for ubiquitous access to integrated emergency patient information at the point of care in order to effectively and efficiently manage emergency cases and to apply the(More)