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Friday, January 07, 2005

Web-based Referral System Links European Doctors

Web-based Referral System Links European Doctors

This report from the NHS Health Informatics Community Web site describes work on the European Skeletal Dysplasia Network which illustrates some of the ways in which technology can provide real benefits for patient care.

The network enables international referrals and the coordination of expertise in the diagnosis and management of rare conditions. It is being led by the University of Manchester (with 8 European partners and seems to illustrate the potential highlighted by GRID computing and advocated by Healthgrid and others.

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