February 23 2006 - As part of the dissemination work package of project DITIS-2 funded by the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation, a seminar on eHealth in Cyprus is organized featuring the latest results in DITIS as well as another telemedicine application. See invitation, press release and event program.
September 2006 - eTen Market Validation Project LINKCARE Starts and DITIS is part of it.
April 28 2005 - The forthcoming wide availability of
high bandwidth public wireless networks will give rise
to new mobile health care services. Towards this direction,
the HealthService24 Continuous Mobile Services for Healthcare
aims at realizing the mobile health dream by an integrated
mobile health service supporting patient as well as health
care professional mobility.
DITIS software will be utilized and adapted to allow
for clinical trials with cardiac patients in Cyprus, in
collaboration with LITO Polyclinic. Stay tuned for news
ragarding this new project as they develop. For more information
about HealthService24, visit www.healthservice24.com.
HealthService24 is an eTen market validation project.
25, 2005 - DITIS was presented at the EFMI Special Topics
Conference in Athens, Greece. The conference was on "Health
and Medical Informatics Applications - Educational Aspects".
3rd, 2004 - A lecture/demo of DITIS in Greek was given on
November 3rd as part of the lecture series at the Zinonion
Open University in Larnaca. More details can be found under
2004 - See the progress we made on DITIS II in the executive
summary that is available here.
Also find more details about overall analysis
and implementation of the desktop component, web
component, mobile component, database
December 2003 - DITIS-2 was selected among the programs to
be funded by the research promotion foundation in
Cyprus for an 18 month period starting in the summer
of 2004. The grant will be used to fund part of the development
already under way for expansion of DITIS into phase two, a.k.a.
DITIS II, implementing the necessary features that will make
DITIS a product that can be promoted for commercial use. The
main partners in this effort include the University of Cyprus,
PASYKAF, CYTA, and ten20.
November 2003 - DITIS was presented along with selected local
health telematics applications during the conference on Electronic
Health Records and Telemedicine: Implications for Better Clinical
Practice at the Holiday Inn in Nicosia last
DITIS was ranked seventh among over eighty products
at the World Summit Award (WSA) Competition!!
In October 2003, Project DITIS - Network for Medical Collaboration
- was submitted to the World Summit Award (WSA) competition
as the best e-content and creativity example in the Category
of e-Health from Cyprus. The World Summit Award (WSA) is
a three year global project, held within the framework and
in cooperation with the WSIS. It aims to go beyond the general
issues of infrastructure development or network access and
to recognize, select and promote the world´s best
e-content and innovative applications.
Among many issues to be addressed by the United Nations´
first World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), with
its two phases in Geneva, December 2003 and Tunis, December
2005, there is also the one of concrete benefits to citizens
as users of the new technologies. A content gap is widening
where quality contents and applications remain unknown or
inaccessible to most citizens.
A Research Grant
has been offered
by Microsoft Research
in Cambridge, UK, to the
University of Cyprus for its Virtual Collaborative Health-Care
Teams for homecare of chronic patients project. The
announcement of the research grant, the first of its kind
in Cyprus and the region, was made during a press conference
held on Friday June 6th, 2003, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm.
See full press
(also in Greek
|Article of DITIS in
magazine (Dec 2003)
DITIS in the spotlight .. A high
level conference on eHealth was held on the 22nd and
23rd May 2003 in Brussels. eHealth 2003 was organized
by the Commission in collaboration with the Greek Presidency
and included a two-day exhibition of 30 eHealth applications,
selected among over 180 applicants Europe-wide, and an
award ceremony for the first eEurope Awards: the eEurope
Awards in eHealth. DITIS was one of the finalists
for these awards, see certificate,
marking an important milestone for the research team at
the University of Cyprus(UCY), the Cyprus Association
of Cancer Patients and Friends (PASYKAF), the organizations
that supported the DITIS effort, and Cyprus in general.
See full press
release (also in Greek). Press Clipping.
Early May 2003: The Cyprus Telecommunication Authority
(CYTA) renewed its infrastructure support for DITIS.
This enables the continuation of efforts for Pan Cyprian
coverage and the exchange of data with the Bank of Cyprus
Oncology Centre, enabling the Cyprus Association of Cancer
Patients and Friends (PASYKAF) to use DITIS for its home-care
services Cyprus-wide. It also allows for further research
and development into new networking technologies as part
of DITIS phase II.