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New trends in the virtualization of hospitals - tools for global e-Health

Item Type:Article
Title:New trends in the virtualization of hospitals - tools for global e-Health
Creators Name:Graschew, G. and Roelofs, T.A. and Rakowsky, S. and Schlag, P.M. and Heinzlreiter, P. and Kranzlmueller, D. and Volkert, J.
Abstract:The development of virtual hospitals and digital medicine helps to bridge the digital divide between different regions of the world and enables equal access to high-level medical care. Pre-operative planning, intra-operative navigation and minimally-invasive surgery require a digital and virtual environment supporting the perception of the physician. As data and computing resources in a virtual hospital are distributed over many sites the concept of the Grid should be integrated with other communication networks and platforms. A promising approach is the implementation of service-oriented architectures for an invisible grid, hiding complexity for both application developers and end-users. Examples of promising medical applications of Grid technology are the real-time 3D-visualization and manipulation of patient data for individualized treatment planning and the creation of distributed intelligent databases of medical images.
Keywords:Telemedicine, Virtual Hospital, Digital Medicine, Health Grid Applications, Grid Tools Suite
Source:Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN:0926-9630
Publisher:IOS Press (The Netherlands)
Volume:121
Page Range:168-175
Date:2006
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