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E-health: implementation and evaluation research in Scotland - a scoping exercise

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  • Julia S. Clark
  • Frances S. Mair
  • Catherine O'Donnell
  • Joseph Liu

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-121
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Telemedicine and Telecare
Issue number3
StatePublished - Apr 2008


We searched the National Research Register (NRR) to identify funded research in Scotland (or in collaboration with a Scottish partner) in the area of implementation and evaluation of e-health services. A total of 61 research projects were identified which had been funded since 1 January 1995. These projects shared almost 7 pound million of funding (1 pound is $1.9 or (sic)1.3), the main funding sources being the Scottish Government and the European Union. Based on the projects reviewed, the majority of e-health research in Scotland was being conducted within the communication systems domain. Most of the research was being conducted at a single centre: only 14 studies (23%) were multisite. Future collaboration between these researchers, involving larger scale funding bids, may increase the quantity of e-health implementation and evaluation research.



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