European healthcare is threatened by soaring costs and limited resources.
Market tests demonstrating that telemedical services can cut costs and
improve treatment are now being implemented across the continent. If you are
injured in a car crash or suspect you are having a stroke, quick diagnosis
and treatment by top specialists could be critical to the outcome. Wouldn't
it be great if you could get that state-of-the-art care wherever you are,
without having to be rushed to a clinic able to handle the case?
This is what the physicians and healthcare administrators of HEALTH OPTIMUM,
an EU- funded initial deployment project, thought when they accepted the
challenge of using IT to enhance healthcare across Europe, while helping to
contain out-of-control costs.