An overview of telemedicine in Turkey

Author(s): Canan Aydogdu, Ozgu Aydogdu

This study focuses on telemedicine in Turkey by the use of the Internet, where the potential for telemedicine of Turkey, telemedicine initiatives conducted in Turkey until now are examined first. The types of applications that the Internet can support in consumer health, clinical care, financial and administrative transactions, public health, health professional education in Turkey are investigated next. Finally, a discussion on the technical, legal and bureaucratic obstacles for realizing telemedicine in Turkey over the Internet and suggestions on how to overcome these obstacles are presented.

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