TIMTEM: A TELEMEDICINE
PROJECT ON A GREEK ISLAND.
E. Cavina, A. Aliferis *, O. Goletti,R . BalestriP, . V. G. ZoccoM, . FranceschAi,. CotrozziS, . Economou*, Christofidis*.
Emergency Surgery - Dept. of Surgery * Municipality of Tilos
Rural areas present severe problems in the treatment of acutely ill patients. The aim of this project is to improve the care of people living on islands creating a model exportable in other rural areas. The project is divided in three phase.
Phase1: Clinical and ecographic mapping of the local population
Phase2 : Access to "Dispatch System".
Phase3 : Tele-medicine.
This paper is a preliminary report of the results obtained during the first phase of the project and carried out on Tilos, a little island in the Mediterranean Sea in May 1998.