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Ghafouri Fard M, Hasankhani Hadi2 H. Virtual Hospital : a new approach in education and treatment. JMED 2015; 8 (17) :47-57
URL: http://zums.ac.ir/edujournal/article-1-295-en.html
Tabriz University of medical science
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Background and Objective: New areas in the field of health care are the cooperation between health professionals, hospitals, medical centers, and insurance experts in a virtual environment in which to exchange information. The technical and socioeconomically progression provided an opportunity that many patients have access to Internet-based information systems. This study was carried out to investigate the diverse dimensions of virtual hospital. Materials and Methods: In this Narrative review, we searched the database such as PubMed, ISI Web of Science, Scopus, EMBASE, Medline, Elsevier and INLM by using these keywords “Virtual Hospital, treatment and medical education”. We found 84 articles in primary search and then it was decreased to 35 articles according to the aim of the study. Results: Virtual Hospital provides the opportunity to enable medical staff and patients can communicate with each other in a virtual environment. Virtual hospital has various applications such as education of medical students meet the client and patients' needs, the virtual wards, use of health care workers to provide services, the hospital as a virtual library. Conclusion: Using virtual hospital will be one of the main requirements of human’s societies at near future. The authorities of our country should provide the structures necessary to provide services through personal computers and mobile phones and other communication media
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Article Type : Review | Subject: Education
Received: 2014/03/12 | Accepted: 2014/11/1 | Published: 2015/03/17

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