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Telemedicine is the use of electronic communications and information technologies to provide clinical Services when participants are at different locations. Closely associated with telemedicine is the term Telehealth. This term is often used to encompass a broader application of technologies to distance Education, consumer outreach, and other applications wherein electronic communications and information technologies are used to support healthcare services and Health information technologies (HIT) are an enabling component to the delivery of health services over distances, providing fundamental tools and systems. In short, HIT greatly enhances the utility of telemedicine. Electronic health (eHealth) becomes a very important area, involving multiple fields, such as health, healthcare, public health, medical science, health service, data management, image processing, telecommunication, wireless network, operational research, etc. The purpose of the special issue is to provide quick journal paper publications on any topic related to Telemedicine, telehealth and health information technology. Specific areas of interest include (but are not limited to):
Videoconferencing transmission of still images patient portals remote monitoring of vital signs continuing medical education nursing call centers interoperability of telemedicine and health information applications eHealth Decision support systems Reducing error in healthcare delivery Reimbursement issues Legal issues eHealth education issues eHealth change management issues Change the way healthcare is delivered Quality of Patient Care Wireless/Mobile Telemedicine eHealth Data Management Prevention of Medical Errors Reduction of Healthcare Costs Medical Image/Video Processing and Mining Medical resource allocation, Optimization, and Simulation E-health Text Mining E-health Data Warehouses Clinical Decision Support E-health Information Modeling and Integration E-health Information Retrieval, Analysis, Visualization and Prediction Security, Privacy and Trust in E-health Lessons Learned from E-health Information System Implementation Navigation Systems for Healthcare Computing for Human Experience and Wellness Healthcare Industry Applications Rural e-HealthCare Management Healthcare Cost & Financial Analysis Context-awareness for Smart Space in Healthcare IT Infrastructures and Platforms for Remote Healthcare