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Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res. 2018 Sep 17;2018:9042180. doi: 10.1155/2018/9042180. eCollection 2018.

Telemedicine and Geriatrics in France: Inventory of Experiments.

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1
Department of Geriatrics, University Hospital of Rouen, France.
2
Research Unit EA 3072 "Mitochondrie, Stress Oxydant et Protection Musculaire", Faculté de Médecine de Strasbourg, Université de Strasbourg (UDS), 4 rue Kirschleger, 67091 Strasbourg, France.
3
Research Unit EA 4662 "Nanomédecine, Imagerie, Thérapeutiques", Université de Technologie de Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM), Belfort-Montbéliard, France.
4
Service de Physiologie et d'Explorations Fonctionnelles, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg (HUS), 1, porte de l'Hôpital, 67091 Strasbourg cedex, France.
5
PREDIMED Technology, Mulhouse, France.
6
Centre d'Expertise des Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication pour l'Autonomie (CenTich) et Mutualité Française Anjou-Mayenne (MFAM), Angers, France.
7
Department of Internal Medicine, Diabetes, University Hospital of Strasbourg, 1, porte de l'Hôpital, 67091 Strasbourg cedex, France.

Abstract

Telemedicine is now in vogue, being deployed through computer and communication tools in various health fields, such as diabetology, nephrology, dermatology, neurology, and cardiology. With population ageing, geriatrics is coming into sharp focus. Telemedicine practices differ for home-based or institutionalized patients in long-term care homes. We take a look at telemedicine projects in France concerning the elderly.

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