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Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine

2018, vol. 27, nr 2, February, p. 277–282

doi: 10.17219/acem/74124

Publication type: review article

Language: English

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Telemedicine and eHealth in Poland from 1995 to 2015

Wojciech M. Glinkowski1,2,A,B,C,D,E,F, Maria Karlińska1,2,A,B,C,D,E,F, Michał Karliński1,3,A,B,C,D,E,F, Elizabeth A. Krupiński4,E,F

1 Polish Telemedicine and eHealth Society, Warszawa, Poland

2 Department of Medical Informatics and Telemedicine, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland

3 2nd Department of Neurology, Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology, Warszawa, Poland

4 Department of Radiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, United States

Abstract

The aim of this study is to present a review based on the literature and proceedings from selected telemedicine conferences. The review was developed using the PRISMA framework. The Embase and PubMed (updated until July 13, 2015) literature databases were searched for telemedicine-related terms and Poland. The literature search identified 129 eligible articles in the databases and 85 in conference proceedings until July 2015. Articles measured as a number of contributions per year presented a similar rising, fluctuating and almost parallel pattern. Fifty-nine percent of the reviewed papers were published in impacted journals. Almost half of all publications presented original papers. The published articles concerned mostly cardiology (16%), family medicine (15%) and pathology (11%). Conference proceedings papers concerned orthopedics (29%, significantly more frequent; p < 0.001) and cardiology (14%). Scientific activity of researchers and practitioners in Poland in the field of telemedicine is not high, but it is increasing over time. There is a tendency to present the research rather in high-quality journals instead of conferences before publication. The occurrence of individual medical specialty telemedicine in Poland may reflect country-specific needs.

Key words

Poland, telemedicine, literature review, telehealth, eHealth

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