Selected eHealth applications in Cyprus from the training perspective

A. Jossif, C. S. Pattichis, M. Kyriakides, A. Pitsillides, E. Kyriacou, M. Dikaiakos

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Objectives: In this paper a review of selected eHealth applications in Cyprus is presented linked with their success or failure based on their training activities. Methods: The eHealth systems presented and their training activities include an update of the health information system (HIS) in the public hospitals, a medical system for emergency telemedicine (AMBULANCE and EMERGENCY-112 projects), a home monitoring system for cancer patients (DITIS), a satellite-based network in healthcare applications (EMISPHER and HEALTHWARE projects), and the training activities of the Cyprus Society of Medical Informatics. Different methodologies for training were used ranging from classical approaches like train the trainers, using demo cases followed by personal training, group training, and workshops, to more recent methodologies based on eLearning sessions including teleconsultations. Results: The training was carried out successfully in all cases. However, not all eHealth systems were put into practice successfully, mainly for reasons not related to training. Conclusions: It is anticipated that this paper will promote the importance of these applications and their training activities as well as help in the spin off of others thus enabling the offering of a better service to the citizen.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-89
Number of pages6
JournalMethods of Information in Medicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Health telematics
  • Medical informatics
  • Training
  • eHealth
  • eLearning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing
  • Health Information Management


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