Establishing an online telemedicine community in the UK Jim Briggs, University of Portsmouth Dick Curry, CMW Associates Br...
History  of the Telemedicine Information Service <ul><li>Department of Health commissioned 2 surveys: </li></ul><ul><ul><l...
TIS components <ul><li>Website </li></ul><ul><li>Email distribution list </li></ul><ul><li>Phone/call-in service </li></ul...
The TIS website <ul><li>Contains information on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Projects: pilots and full-scale services </li></ul>...
Database entries 1489 TOTAL 262 Equipment used in telemedicine 19 Links to other websites 145 Publications 395 People 385 ...
Common applications of telemedicine in the UK <ul><li>“ Real-time” </li></ul><ul><li>NHS Direct (4) </li></ul><ul><li>Ambu...
Some typical uses of TIS <ul><li>“ Keeping up to date” </li></ul><ul><li>Finding products and suppliers </li></ul><ul><li>...
Some statistics <ul><li>15,500 visits in the past year </li></ul><ul><li>Mainly from UK </li></ul><ul><ul><li>but visits f...
TIS partners <ul><li>Funding from Department of Health (England) & other home health departments (Scotland, Wales, N Irela...
The TIS website http://www.tis.bl.uk/
Telemedicine mailing list <ul><li>Over 370 members </li></ul><ul><li>Average 12 new members per month </li></ul><ul><li>Ty...
Have we established a community? <ul><li>It has a place to meet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The website </li></ul></ul><ul><li>I...
http://www.tis.bl.uk
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Establishing an online telemedicine community in the UK

  1. 1. Establishing an online telemedicine community in the UK Jim Briggs, University of Portsmouth Dick Curry, CMW Associates Bruce Madge, British Library
  2. 2. History of the Telemedicine Information Service <ul><li>Department of Health commissioned 2 surveys: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1996 Survey of UK telemedicine activity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1997 Further survey of telecare </li></ul></ul><ul><li>October 1998 – National Database of Telemedicine (NDTM) website launched </li></ul><ul><li>January 2001 – Telemedicine Information Service (TIS) website launched </li></ul>
  3. 3. TIS components <ul><li>Website </li></ul><ul><li>Email distribution list </li></ul><ul><li>Phone/call-in service </li></ul><ul><li>Bibliography </li></ul>
  4. 4. The TIS website <ul><li>Contains information on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Projects: pilots and full-scale services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Companies: providing products or services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People: practitioners or experts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources: books, articles and websites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Equipment: produced and used </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fully searchable </li></ul>
  5. 5. Database entries 1489 TOTAL 262 Equipment used in telemedicine 19 Links to other websites 145 Publications 395 People 385 Other organisations (including health service) 142 UK companies involved in telemedicine 13 Telemedicine education projects 128 Telemedicine projects
  6. 6. Common applications of telemedicine in the UK <ul><li>“ Real-time” </li></ul><ul><li>NHS Direct (4) </li></ul><ul><li>Ambulance links to A&E (11) </li></ul><ul><li>Minor injury unit links (8) </li></ul><ul><li>Psychiatry (9) </li></ul><ul><li>Education and training (25) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Store and forward” </li></ul><ul><li>Dermatology (18) </li></ul><ul><li>Cardiology (9) </li></ul><ul><li>Radiology (8) </li></ul><ul><li>Ophthalmology (5) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Some typical uses of TIS <ul><li>“ Keeping up to date” </li></ul><ul><li>Finding products and suppliers </li></ul><ul><li>Market analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Policy research </li></ul><ul><li>Seeking potential sources of funding </li></ul><ul><li>Research into: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Medico-legal aspects of telemedicine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finding projects on paediatric cardiology before setting up own </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Telepsychiatry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Armed forces telemedicine </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Some statistics <ul><li>15,500 visits in the past year </li></ul><ul><li>Mainly from UK </li></ul><ul><ul><li>but visits from 70 countries </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Most visits during UK working hours </li></ul><ul><li>264+ websites have links to TIS or NDTM </li></ul><ul><li>On all the major Internet search engines </li></ul><ul><li>Search for “telemedicine” – you will find it </li></ul>
  9. 9. TIS partners <ul><li>Funding from Department of Health (England) & other home health departments (Scotland, Wales, N Ireland) </li></ul>Information Policy Unit <ul><li>Walk-in/telephone service </li></ul><ul><li>Bibliographic lists </li></ul><ul><li>Website </li></ul><ul><li>Email discussion list </li></ul>
  10. 10. The TIS website http://www.tis.bl.uk/
  11. 11. Telemedicine mailing list <ul><li>Over 370 members </li></ul><ul><li>Average 12 new members per month </li></ul><ul><li>Typically 5-10 messages a month </li></ul><ul><li>Messages archived </li></ul><ul><li>Community building </li></ul>
  12. 12. Have we established a community? <ul><li>It has a place to meet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The website </li></ul></ul><ul><li>It has a communication medium </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The mailing list </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. http://www.tis.bl.uk

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