Developing virtual medical communities

N Panteli, Julian Sims

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Drawing from the telemedicine literature, in this paper we introduce the concept of virtual medical communities - the sort of communities that enable geographically-dispersed medical experts to get together and share their knowledge in order to improve health care provision. The argument is developed in the paper that virtual medical communities when developed to communities of practice lead to greater effectiveness in knowledge sharing and creation and ultimately to the sustainability of telemedicine applications. In the paper, we introduce the key theoretical propositions that underline this study.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IADIS International Conference e-Health 2010, EH, Part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2010, MCCSIS 2010
Place of PublicationLisbon
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9789728939168
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventIADIS International Conference on e-Health - Freiburg, Germany
Duration: 29 Jul 201031 Jul 2010


ConferenceIADIS International Conference on e-Health


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