With the growth of the ageing population in Hong Kong, healthcare professionals believe that there will be a great demand of healthcare service at the community level. In 2000, the first prototype of telehealth system was developed, tested and validated by the School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. With the advancement of information technology and inexpensive video- conference facility, an inter-clinic patient-centered healthcare information system has been evolved and used by a number of satellite clinics since 2003. In order to foster the importance of personal healthcare education at the community level, different versions of the telehealth system were designed and developed for school children and teenagers. Now the research team is focusing on the development of the pocket PC's version. Experience on the deployment of such technology-intensive system in healthcare was discussed in this paper. Copyright © 2006 The authors and IOS Press. All rights reserved.
|Title of host publication||Consumer-centered computer-supported care for healthy people: Proceedings of NI2006, the 9th International Congress on Nursing Informatics|
|Editors||Hyeoun-Ae PARK, Peter MURRAY, Connie DELANEY|
|Place of Publication||Amsterdam|
|ISBN (Print)||158603622X, 9781586036225|
|Publication status||Published - 01 Dec 2006|
CitationWong, T. K. S., Chung, J. W. Y., Fan, K. L., Chow, M. W. L., Lau, Y. K., Cheung, C. C., . . . Ma, P. M. C. (2006). Experience sharing on the implementation of telehealth system in Hong Kong. In H.-A. Park, P. J. Murray, & C. Delaney (Eds.), Consumer-centered computer-supported care for healthy people: Proceedings of NI2006, the 9th International Congress on Nursing Informatics (pp. 654-656). Amsterdam: IOS Press.