Telemedicine and eHealth in Poland from 1995 to 2015

Wojciech M. Glinkowski, Maria Karlinska, Michal Karlinski, Elizabeth A. Krupinski

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The aim of this study is to present a review based on the literature and proceedings from selected telemedicine conferences. The review was developed using the PRISMA framework. The Embase and PubMed (updated until July 13, 2015) literature databases were searched for telemedicine-related terms and Poland. The literature search identified 129 eligible articles in the databases and 85 in conference proceedings until July 2015. Articles measured as a number of contributions per year presented a similar rising, fluctuating and almost parallel pattern. Fifty-nine percent of the reviewed papers were published in impacted journals. Almost half of all publications presented original papers. The published articles concerned mostly cardiology (16%), family medicine (15%) and pathology (11%). Conference proceedings papers concerned orthopedics (29%, significantly more frequent; p < 0.001) and cardiology (14%). Scientific activity of researchers and practitioners in Poland in the field of telemedicine is not high, but it is increasing over time. There is a tendency to present the research rather in high-quality journals instead of conferences before publication. The occurrence of individual medical specialty telemedicine in Poland May reflect country-specific needs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)277-282
Number of pages6
JournalAdvances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2018


  • EHealth
  • Literature review
  • Poland
  • Telehealth
  • Telemedicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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