The Need for a Clearer European Vision for Telehealth

Malcolm Fisk

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    Publication of the European Commission eHealth Action Plan for 2012 to 2020 provides a focus for telehealth. Its accompanying Staff Working Paper seeks ‘a policy debate on how innovation can contribute to rethinking the way in which healthcare is provided, by considering the latest developments in technology, innovative services and the growing impact of new media on the health and well-being systems.’ The paper below responds to this call by offering a wider understanding (and definition) of telehealth. It also reports on the European Code of Practice for Telehealth Services (developed within the European Commission funded TeleSCoPE project) in helping to influence the configuration of telehealth services and in supporting a clearer European vision.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)66-71
    JournalKnowledge Resources
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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    Full citation: Fisk, M. (2013) ‘The Need for a Clearer European Vision for Telehealth’ in Jordanova M and Lievens F (Eds) Global Telemedicine and eHealth Updates: Knowledge Resources (6); International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth (ISSN 1998-5509)


    • European Code of Practice
    • Telehealth services


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