International initiative for Ubiquitous Healthcare

Taipei 28 March 2006e-Health - health care activities based on Information and Communication Technologies - is one the most prominent of these e-business services that can have a major visible impact on the development of the society, as endorsed in the World Health Assembly in May 2005. Ubiquitous Healthcare (u-Health) focuses on e-Health applications that can provide health care to people anywhere at anytime using broadband and wireless mobile technologies.

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A session at Med-e-Tel 2006 in Luxembourg is scheduled on April 6th, giving a summary of this new international collaborative initiative conceived as part of the future activities of IEEE Healthcom, which brings together academia and industry health care and information technology professionals to facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations for the development of humanity's future good.

The session will demonstrate how collaboration between countries can lead to successful u-health applications that can provide health care to people anywhere at anytime using broadband and wireless mobile technologies. The goal is to bring together a number of concepts and project results for the benefit of ubiquitous health care in the world, especially for the societies with an increasing ageing population.

Preliminary contents of the session includes intro to the Ubiquitous Healthcare (u-Health) consortium, international perspective and Asian perspective: From e-health to u-health - NTUH experience.

For more information you can visit the u-Health Web site or contact Heng-Shuen Chen, M.D., Ph.D. - Tel.: +886-2-3123456 ext. 8749 - Fax: +886-2-3933031.


Leslie Versweyveld

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