Karl A. Stroetmann

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European funding under Framework 7 (FP7) for the virtual physiological human (VPH) project has been in place now for 5 years. The VPH Network of Excellence (NoE) has been set up to help develop common standards, open source software, freely accessible data and model repositories, and various training and dissemination activities for the project. It is also(More)
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The European eHealth Strategies study analyzed policy development and strategy planning, implementation measures as well as progress achieved with respect to national and regional eHealth solutions in 34 European countries, with emphasis on barriers and enablers beyond technology. The focus was on infrastructure elements and selected solutions emphasized in(More)
Home dialysis can improve the care and quality of life for patients with renal failure. We have explored the possibility of extending home care to more patients needing continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) using telemedicine. We tested videoconferencing support for five CAPD patients using low-cost ISDN equipment (128 kbit/s). Initial results(More)
Socio-economic trends including the ageing of populations in the developed world have let to markedly increased interest in improving society's ability to deliver effective care to older and chronically ill patients at home. The paper reports progress from recent European research on three key fronts faced in the diffusion of tele-homecare: Pilot(More)
To assure sustainability of our health systems and improve quality, implementing integrated wellness, health and social care service models have been proposed. They will need the enabling power of Health ICT facilitated systems and applications. Such solutions support the efficient coordination of service provision across provider and jurisdictional(More)
The objective of our research was to undertake first steps to analyse patient access to their electronic health records (EHR) as a crucial universal access issue: Why is patient involvement becoming a key issue, what approaches are available to learn more about patient attitudes and needs, which concrete outcomes can be obtained from such research? The(More)
We have carried out a survey of elderly people in Europe relating to e-health and telemedicine issues. Telephone-based interview techniques were used in 13 countries and face-to-face interviews were used in Ireland and Portugal, where there are significant numbers of houses without telephones. Altogether 9661 interviews were performed. Most respondents(More)
Since 1991, 17 elderly persons (aged 75 to over 90) in 15 households have been connected via TV-videophones to a service centre. A standard CATV network was modified to support a reverse channel. This has been world-wide the first fully interactive broadband video communications project implemented in a real setting and operating over an extended period of(More)
All industrial societies are ageing. This has profound socio-economic and health sector implications. Innovative services based on Information Society Technologies (IST), like telehomecare are regarded as promising avenues to follow both to allow (national) health systems to cope with these challenges and to improve the quality of life of chronically ill(More)