The Tufts University Healthcare Information Technology Network
The Tufts University Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) Network is a developing software application that aims to improve the communication between patients, providers, and other entities involved in our current healthcare system through the use of the internet. By combining current technologies such as the World Wide Web, microchip embedded smart cards, and desktop computer video conferencing, the HIT is a portable telemedicine application that provides a wide range of new functions such as: Patient could access their medical records and have videoconferences with their providers at home or at conveniently location Health Kiosks. Medical offices will be able to transfer patient information with other providers in a consistent manner. Emergency personnel will be able to get essential medical information from patients whom are unable to speak. Wednesday's talk will cover this developing application's history, reasons for coming into being, and show some its accomplished work.