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WANDEN-BERGHE, Carmina; SABUCEDO, Luis and MARTINEZ DE VICTORIA, Ignacio. Virtual health research: information and communication technologies as a revolutionary factor in the way of doing science. Salud Colectiva [online]. 2011, vol.7, suppl.1, pp.S29-S38. ISSN 1851-8265. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1851-82652011000400004.
The application of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the health domain enables a number of possibilities for achieving great benefits in health on multiple levels. A wide range of research opportunities within this context is presented, highlighting the important role the use of ICTs plays in health investigation, especially in collaborative environments. This document presents a brief review of the potential the application of ICTs holds for the health field and for health-related research.
Keywords : Research; Health Care (Public Health); Technology; Science and Technology Information Networks; Applied Research; Scientific Research and Technological Development.