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Over the last ten to twenty years information technologies have played a decisive role in the dramatic developments not only in diagnostic procedures, treatment, surveillance, and rehabilitation of patients but also for more collective aspects of health care and health preservation such as clinical trials, epidemiology, prevention and health education. The near real-time analysis of data has proved to be indispensible for purposes of collating and comparing the large amounts of data necessary for large-scale decisions. More recently, systems integration has made information systems into attractive options for hospitals, primary care, and even shared care. This volume is a description of the technical content of the proposed Health Care (AIM) action line under the R&D programme for Telematics Systems of General Interest, running from 1991 to 1994. The rationale is based on input from industry, telecommunication service providers, academic research and health care professionals in member states and also from developments outside Europe.

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Authors: CEC, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: EN (1992) 167 pp.
Availability: Available from the AIM Programme Office, CEC/DG XIII, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE)
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