Information and communication technologies transform the practice of medicine

Sahama, Tony & Stranieri, Andrew (2014) Information and communication technologies transform the practice of medicine. In (Ed.) Second International Conference on Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha & Traditional Medicine, 12-18 December 2014, University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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Abstract

Information and Communication Technologies are dramatically transforming Allopathic medicine. Technological developments including Tele-medicine, Electronic health records, Standards to ensure computer systems inter-operate, Data mining, Simulation, Decision Support and easy access to medical information each contribute to empowering patients in new ways and change the practice of medicine. To date, informatics has had little impact on Ayurvedic medicine. This tutorial provides an introduction to key informatics initiatives in Allopothic medicine using real examples and suggests how applications can be applied to Ayurvedic medicine.

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ID Code: 78368
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Allopathic Medicine, Tele-medicine, Ayurvedic Medicine, Disruptive Technologies, Decision Support Systems
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700) > Health Informatics (080702)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 03 Nov 2014 22:53
Last Modified: 31 Dec 2014 19:47

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