Mapping telemedicine efforts: surveying regional initiatives in Denmark

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Patrick Kierkegaard

Objectives: The aim of this study is to survey telemedicine services currently in operation across Denmark. The study specifically seeks to answer the following questions: What initiatives are deployed within the different regions? What are the motivations behind the projects? What technologies are being utilized? What medical disciplines are being addressed using telemedicine systems?

Methods: All data was surveyed from the "Telemedicinsk Landkort", a newly created database designed to provide a comprehensive and systematic overview of all telemedicine technologies in Denmark.

Results: The results of this study suggest that a growing number of telemedicine initiatives are currently in operation across Denmark but that considerable variations existed in terms of regional efforts as the number of operational telemedicine projects varied from region to region.

Conclusions: The results of this study provide a timely picture of the factors that are shaping the telemedicine landscape of Denmark and suggest potential strategies to help policymakers increase and improve national telemedicine deployment.
Original languageEnglish
JournalTelemedicine and e-Health
Volume21
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
ISSN1530-5627
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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