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Social network of PESCA (Open Source Platform for eHealth).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18560095     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are revolutionizing how healthcare systems deliver top-quality care to citizens. In this way, Open Source Software (OSS) has demonstrated to be an important strategy to spread ICTs use. Several human and technological barriers in adopting OSS for healthcare have been identified. Human barriers include user acceptance, limited support, technical skillfulness, awareness, resistance to change, etc., while Technological barriers embrace need for open standards, heterogeneous OSS developed without normalization and metrics, lack of initiatives to evaluate existing health OSS and need for quality control and functional validation. The goals of PESCA project are to create a platform of interoperable modules to evaluate, classify and validate good practices in health OSS. Furthermore, a normalization platform will provide interoperable solutions in the fields of healthcare services, health surveillance, health literature, and health education, knowledge and research. Within the platform, the first goal to achieve is the setup of the collaborative work infrastructure. The platform is being organized as a Social Network which works to evaluate five scopes of every existing open source tools for eHealth: Open Source Software, Quality, Pedagogical, Security and privacy and Internationalization/I18N. In the meantime, the knowledge collected from the networking will configure a Good Practice Repository on eHealth promoting the effective use of ICT on behalf of the citizen's health.
Carlos L Sanchez; Miguel Romero-Cuevas; Diego M Lopez; Julio Lorca; Francisco J Alcazar; Sergio Ruiz; Carmen Mercado; Pedro Garcia-Fortea
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Studies in health technology and informatics     Volume:  137     ISSN:  0926-9630     ISO Abbreviation:  Stud Health Technol Inform     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-06-18     Completed Date:  2008-09-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9214582     Medline TA:  Stud Health Technol Inform     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  340-5     Citation Subset:  T    
Consejería de Innovación, Ciencia y Empresa, Andalusian Government, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Community Networks* / organization & administration,  standards
Information Storage and Retrieval*
International Cooperation
Reference Standards
Technology Transfer
Telemedicine* / organization & administration,  standards

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