Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare. Second International ICST Conference, MobiHealth 2010, Ayia Napa, Cyprus, October 18-20, 2010. Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Tele-psychiatry: Socioeconomic Results and the Way Forward

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-20865-2_1,
        author={Markela Psymarnou and Athanasia Karanasiou and Eleftheria Vellidou and Pantelis Angelidis},
        title={Tele-psychiatry: Socioeconomic Results and the Way Forward},
        proceedings={Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare. Second International ICST Conference, MobiHealth 2010, Ayia Napa, Cyprus, October 18-20, 2010. Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MOBIHEALTH},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={tele-psychiatry health telematics web based electronic health record AMC direct costs effectiveness},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-20865-2_1}
    }
    
  • Markela Psymarnou
    Athanasia Karanasiou
    Eleftheria Vellidou
    Pantelis Angelidis
    Year: 2012
    Tele-psychiatry: Socioeconomic Results and the Way Forward
    MOBIHEALTH
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-20865-2_1
Markela Psymarnou1,*, Athanasia Karanasiou1,*, Eleftheria Vellidou1,*, Pantelis Angelidis1,*
  • 1: Vidavo S.A.
*Contact email: markela@vidavo.gr, support@vidavo.gr, projects@vidavo.gr, pantelis@vidavo.gr

Abstract

Over the past years, the scientific community has witnessed a tremendous growth of applications in heath care telematics. The adoption rate of web based practices was not the same for all medical specialties. Others such as cardiology were fast adopters mainly due to the “electric” nature of the standard diagnostic tools (electro-cardiographer) but others such as psychiatry are still lagging from adopting new methodologies. Now that ubiquitous broadband Internet access is here to stay the time has come to explore the potential of mental care services that could be offered over the web.