Telemedicine Consultation as an Indicator of Local Telemedicine Champions’ Contributions, Health Care System Needs or Both: Tales from Two Continents

Latifi, R., Azevedo, V., Boci, A., Parsikia, A., Latifi, F., Merrell, R.

17 Jul 2020 doi: 10.1089/tmj.2019.02390

Perspective on COVID-19: Finally, Telemedicine At Center Stage

Latifi, R., Doarn, C.

14 May 2020 doi: 10.1089/tmj.2020.0132

Telemedicine for Neurotrauma Prevents Unnecessary Transfers: An Update from a Nationwide Program in Albania and Analysis of 590 Patients.

Olldashi F, Latifi R, Parsikia A, Boci A, Qesteri O, Dasho E, Bakiu E.

World Neurosurg. 2019 Aug;128:e340-e346. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2019.04.150. Epub 2019 Apr 25.PMID: 31029813

Increases Access to Care through Telemedicine in Albania: An Analysis of 2,724 Patients.

Latifi R, Parsikia A, Boci A, Doarn CR, Merrell RC.

Telemed J E Health. 2019 Mar 20. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2018.0338. [Epub ahead of print]PMID: 30892141

Development and Validation of Telemedicine for Disaster Response: The North Atlantic Treaty Organization Multinational System.

Doarn CR, Latifi R, Poropatich RK, Sokolovich N, Kosiak D, Hostiuc F, Zoicas C, Buciu A, Arafat R.

Telemed J E Health. 2018 Sep;24(9):657-668. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2017.0237. Epub 2018 Jan 3.PMID: 29297764

The readiness of emergency and trauma care in low- and middle-income countries: a cross-sectional descriptive study of 42 public hospitals in Albania.

Latifi R, Gunn JK, Stroster JA, Zaimi E, Olldashi F, Dogjani A, Kerci M, Draçini X, Kuçani J, Shatri Z, Kociraj A, Boci A, Donaldson RI.

Int J Emerg Med. 2016 Dec;9(1):26. Epub 2016 Oct 7.PMID: 27718129 Free PMC Article

Access to Specialized Care Through Telemedicine in Limited-Resource Country: Initial 1,065 Teleconsultations in Albania.

Latifi R, Gunn JK, Bakiu E, Boci A, Dasho E, Olldashi F, Pipero P, Stroster JA, Qesteri O, Kucani J, Sulo A, Oshafi M, Osmani KL, Dogjani A, Doarn CR, Shatri Z, Kociraj A, Merrell RC.

Telemed J E Health. 2016 Dec;22(12):1024-1031. Epub 2016 May 24.PMID: 27219617

Telemedicine as an innovative model for rebuilding medical systems in developing countries through multipartnership collaboration: the case of Albania.

Latifi R, Dasho E, Shatri Z, Tilley E, Osmani KL, Doarn CR, Dogjani A, Olldashi F, Koçiraj A, Merrell RC.

Telemed J E Health. 2015 Jun;21(6):503-9. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2014.0138. Epub 2014 Oct 27.PMID: 25347524

Cancer Core Europe: a consortium to address the cancer care-cancer research continuum challenge.

Eggermont AM, Caldas C, Ringborg U, Medema R, Tabernero J, Wiestler O.

Eur J Cancer. 2014 Nov;50(16):2745-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ejca.2014.07.025. Epub 2014 Sep 25.PMID: 25263570

Cabo Verde telemedicine program: initial results of nationwide implementation.

Latifi R, Dasho E, Merrell RC, Lopes M, Azevedo V, Bekteshi F, Osmani KL, Qesteri O, Kucani J, Lecaj I.

Telemed J E Health. 2014 Nov;20(11):1027-34. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2014.0026. Epub 2014 Aug 1.PMID: 25083737

Telemedicine for disaster management: can it transform chaos into an organized, structured care from the distance?

Latifi R, Tilley EH.

Am J Disaster Med. 2014 Winter;9(1):25-37. doi: 10.5055/ajdm.2014.0139. Review.PMID: 24715642

Preoperative telemedicine evaluation of surgical mission patients: should we use it routinely?

Latifi R, Mora F, Bekteshi F, Rivera R.

Bull Am Coll Surg. 2014 Jan;99(1):17-23.PMID: 24552027

Beyond “Initiate-Build-Operate-Transfer” strategy for creating sustainable telemedicine programs: lesson from the first decade.

Latifi R, Dasho E, Lecaj I, Latifi K, Bekteshi F, Hadeed M, Doarn CR, Merrell RC.

Telemed J E Health. 2012 Jun;18(5):388-90. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2011.0263. Epub 2012 Apr 23.PMID: 22524525

Cost-benefit analysis on the use of telemedicine program of Kosova for continuous medical education: a sustainable and efficient model to rebuild medical systems in developing countries.

Latifi K, Lecaj I, Bekteshi F, Dasho E, Doarn CR, Merrell RC, Latifi R.

Telemed J E Health. 2011 Dec;17(10):757-62. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2011.0102. Epub 2011 Oct 19.PMID: 22011053

“Initiate-build-operate-transfer” – a strategy for establishing sustainable telemedicine programs not only in the developing countries.

Latifi R.

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2011;165:3-10.PMID: 21685579

“Initiate-build-operate-transfer”–a strategy for establishing sustainable telemedicine programs in developing countries: initial lessons from the balkans.

Latifi R, Merrell RC, Doarn CR, Hadeed GJ, Bekteshi F, Lecaj I, Boucha K, Hajdari F, Hoxha A, Koshi D, de Leonni Stanonik M, Berisha B, Novoberdaliu K, Imeri A, Weinstein RS.

Telemed J E Health. 2009 Dec;15(10):956-69. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2009.0084.PMID: 19832055

Third intensive Balkan telemedicine and e-health seminar: current principles and practices of telemedicine and e-health–clinical applications and evidence-based outcomes: International Conference on Telemedicine and e-Health February 6-7, 2009 Skopje, Macedonia.

Doarn CR, Latifi R, Hadeed G, Haxhihamza K, Bekteshi F, Lecaj I.

Telemed J E Health. 2009 May;15(4):379-86. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2009.0023.PMID: 19441957

Development of a portable device for telemonitoring of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome symptoms.

Cheng CM, Hsu YL, Young CM, Wu CH.

Telemed J E Health. 2008 Jan-Feb;14(1):55-68. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2007.0022.PMID: 18328026

International virtual e-hospital: the Balkans journey.

Latifi R.

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2008;131:3-20.PMID: 18305319

The role of telemedicine and information technology in the redevelopment of medical systems: The case of Kosova.

Latifi R, Muja S, Bekteshi F, Merrell RC.

Telemed J E Health. 2006 Jun;12(3):332-40.PMID: 16796501

Use of information technology to improve quality of healthcare: Kosova’s telemedicine project and international virtual e-hospital as an example.

Latifi R, Muja S, Bekteshi F, Reinicke M.

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2004;104:159-67.PMID: 15747975