This will take place in the **Barnett Lecture theatre at the Medical
School on Gt King St 1-2pm on Wednesday June 2nd**.
"Introducing Telemedicine and Telecare into Mainstream Healthcare"
Dr Tony Norris is a principal lecturer in health informatics in the
Department of Information Systems at the University of Portsmouth, UK.
Tony Norris trained originally as a chemist and moved gradually through
mathematics and computing into
information management. Since 1994 he has been involved increasingly in
health informatics designing and delivering postgraduate courses and
conducting underpinning research.
Telemedicine and Telecare
Any healthcare related activity (including diagnosis, advice, treatment
and monitoring) that normally involves a professional and a patient (or
one professional and another) who are separated in space (and possibly
also in time) and is facilitated through the use of information and
communications technologies. Telemedicine is usually delivered in a
hospital clinic or surgery, while telecare is delivered in the patient's
@ Videoconferencing PC system,
@ Video camera, video and audio card, communications software
@ Communication links: ISDN, T1 links, (128 Kbit s-1 minimum)
@ Store-and-forward and on-line operation
@ Telemonitoring devices - blood pressure, pulse etc
@ Equipment is comparatively inexpensive
@ Needs bandwidth