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NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN TELEMEDICINE AGAINST SLEEP APNEA AND SNORING

New Technologies in Health Care

New Technologies in Health Care

Nowadays, the rapid development of Information Technology has resulted in a dramatic increase in the use of ICT applications in health care, collectively known as e-health. Telemedicine is the term used to describe the use of telecommunication technologies for the provision of medical services to distant locations.

E-health is a more general term that describes the use of both telecommunication and information technologies, for the delivery of health services both at a distance and locally. Hence e-health is the overall, umbrella field that encompasses telemedicine

Telemedicine - Benefits and Uses

Telemedicine - Benefits and Uses

Telemedicine is an emerging field in healthcare arising out of the synergistic convergence of Information Technology with Medical Science having enormous potential in meeting the challenges of healthcare delivery to rural and remote areas besides several other applications in education, training and management in health sector. 

It may be as simple as two health professionals discussing medical problems of a patient and seeking advice over a simple telephone to as complex as transmission of electronic medical records of clinical information, diagnostic tests such as E.C.G., radiological images etc. and carrying out real time interactive medical video conference with the help of IT based hardware and software, video-conference using broadband telecommunication media provided by satellite  and terrestrial network

Some Statistics about Snoring

Some Statistics about Snoring

In Greece....
  • As much as 4.000.000 people aged thirty and above are snorers. The proportion rises to 40 percent when it comes to middle aged people.
  • Two fifths of those individuals with decreased muscle tone and structural features that narrow airways are at high risk for obstructive sleep apnea.
  • Approximately 500.000 patients are afflicted with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea.