Hanna Pohjonen

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Teleradiology aims to even radiologists' workload, ensure on-call services, reduce waiting lists, consult other specialists and cut costs. Cross-border teleradiology widens this scope beyond the country borders. However, the new service should not reduce the quality of radiology. Quality and trust are key factors in establishment of teleradiology.(More)
Emerging technologies are transforming the workflows in healthcare enterprises. Computing grids and handheld mobile/wireless devices are providing clinicians with enterprise-wide access to all patient data and analysis tools on a pervasive basis. In this paper, emerging technologies are presented that provide computing grids and streaming-based access to(More)
eHealth and telemedicine services are promising business areas in Europe. It is clear that eHealth products and services will be sold and ordered from a distance and over national borderlines in the future. However, there are many barriers to overcome. For both national and pan-European eHealth and telemedicine applications a common security framework is(More)
In the hospital district of Helsinki and Uusimaa, 32 municipalities with one or more health centres provide primary care to their residents. Legal and organizational barriers between primary care and hospital care impede the continuity of patient care. Integrating primary and secondary care with the aid of information technology may facilitate a virtual(More)
Ensuring the privacy and confidentiality of individuals has made security an indispensable component of health information systems. Delivery of healthcare services beyond the enterprise level to the regional, national or cross-border area places new challenges for security implementation. We review the current status and uptake of security measures in(More)
Multimodal digital imaging is common in many fields of diagnosis and therapy planning - there is great interest in matching globally, fusing or registering data from the same part of the body. In practice, there are still difficulties in customizing image fusion in hospitals. Efficient routine use of image fusion requires, among others, an image management(More)
The application service provider (ASP) model is not novel, but widely used in several non-health care-related business areas. In this article, ASP is described as a potential solution for long-term and back-up archiving of the picture archiving and communication system (PACS) of the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS). HUSpacs is a regional PACS(More)