Telehealth In The Developing World

Telehealth in the Developing World
Publisher IDRC
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Category Medical
Total Pages 318
ISBN 9781853157844
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Health care is primarily about people-to-people interactions. It is about understanding, diagnosis, physical contact, communication, and, ultimately, providing care. By bringing people together, telecommunication technologies have the potential to improve both the quality of and access to health care in the remotest areas of the developing world. Telemedicine offers solutions for emergency medical assistance, long-distance consultation, administration and logistics, supervision and quality assurance, and education and training for healthcare professionals and providers. This book aims to redress the relative lack of published information on successful telehealth solutions in the developing world. It presents real-life stories from Asia, Africa, and Latin America. It is rich in practical experience and will be of interest to health professionals, development workers, and e-health and telehealth proponents interested in learning about, or contributing to the implementation of, appropriate solutions for 80% of the world's population.

Telehealth in the Developing World
  • Author : Richard Wootton,Niv G Patil,Richard E. Scott,Kendall Ho
  • Publisher : IDRC
  • Release Date : 2009-02-24

Health care is primarily about people-to-people interactions. It is about understanding, diagnosis, physical contact, communication, and, ultimately, providing care. By bringing people together, telecommunication technologies have the potential to improve both the quality of and access to health care in the remotest areas of the developing world. Telemedicine offers solutions

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Telehealth in the Developing World
  • Author : Richard Wootton,Niv G Patil,Richard E. Scott,Kendall Ho
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2019-12-20

Telecommunications bring the potential to improve both the quality of and access to health care in the remotest areas of the developing world. Telemedicine offers solutions for emergency medical assistance, long distance consultation, administration and logistics, supervision and quality assurance and education and training for health-care professionals and providers. Telehealth

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The Role of Telehealth in an Evolving Health Care Environment
  • Author : Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Care Services
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2012-12-20

In 1996, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released its report Telemedicine: A Guide to Assessing Telecommunications for Health Care. In that report, the IOM Committee on Evaluating Clinical Applications of Telemedicine found telemedicine is similar in most respects to other technologies for which better evidence of effectiveness is also being demanded.

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Evaluating Challenges and Opportunities for Healthcare Reform
  • Author : Selladurai, Raj,Hobson, Charlie,Selladurai, Roshini Isabell,Greer, Adam
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2020-02-07

Healthcare reform in the United States is a significant, strongly debated issue that has been argued since the early 1900s. Though this issue has been in circulation for decades, by integrating various new models and approaches, a more sustainable national healthcare system can perhaps be realized. Evaluating Challenges and Opportunities

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Research Anthology on Telemedicine Efficacy  Adoption  and Impact on Healthcare Delivery
  • Author : Management Association, Information Resources
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2021-01-15

Telemedicine, which involves electronic communications and software, provides the same clinical services to patients without the requirement of an in-person visit. Essentially, this is considered remote healthcare. Though telemedicine is not a new practice, it has become an increasingly popular form of healthcare delivery due to current events, including the

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eHealth
  • Author : Thomas F. Heston
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2018-08-01

eHealth has revolutionized health care and the practice of medicine. Internet technologies have given the most rural communities access to healthcare services, and automated computer algorithms are improving medical diagnoses and speeding up the delivery of care. Handheld apps, wearable devices, and artificial intelligence lead the way, creating a global

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Telehealth Innovations in Remote Healthcare Services Delivery
  • Author : A.J. Maeder,M.E.L. van den Berg
  • Publisher : IOS Press
  • Release Date : 2021-04-29

The need to promote academic activities in telehealth remains a high priority as the discipline expands into new areas of healthcare. Response during 2020 to the COVID-19 pandemic has provided an excellent example of the rapid diversification and impact attainable with telehealth, and may kindle a new momentum for accelerated service

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Current Principles and Practices of Telemedicine and E health
  • Author : Rifat Latifi
  • Publisher : IOS Press
  • Release Date : 2008

This book represents the most current development on the expanding and changing field of telemedicine and e-health, especially in the developing countries. Many things have changed since the publication of the first book in 2004 (Establishing Telemedicine in Developing Countries: From Inception to Implementation). Telemedicine has become more popular, and still

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Telemedicine for Children s Health
  • Author : Fabio Capello,Andrea E. Naimoli,Giuseppe Pili
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-07-30

This book describes in detail the potential role of ICT and electronic systems, together with the application of Web 2.0 technologies, in telepediatrics and child health. Rather than simply proposing engineering solutions that may soon become outdated, it is designed to address those real needs that telemedicine and developers are asked

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Telemedicine
  • Author : Institute of Medicine,Committee on Evaluating Clinical Applications of Telemedicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 1996-11-08

Telemedicine--the use of information and telecommunications technologies to provide and support health care when distance separates the participants--is receiving increasing attention not only in remote areas where health care access is troublesome but also in urban and suburban locations. Yet the benefits and costs of this blend of medicine and

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Transforming Public Health in Developing Nations
  • Author : Sheikh, Mohamud
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2015-07-16

The rise of globalized business has created a world village wherein ideas and industry transcend national boundaries. Unfortunately, the resulting increase in travel has accelerated the transmission of diseases, generating a surge in worldwide epidemics and increasing the necessity of innovative strategies for prevention, containment, and communication related to global

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Telehealth Networks for Hospital Services  New Methodologies
  • Author : Gulla, Vincenzo
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2013-02-28

Innovations in providing vital health care in homes and remote areas could ultimately change the way society views the health care markets and services in the future. Telehealth systems promise innovations that can extend a hospital’s knowledge and resources, connecting with patients who may not be able to otherwise

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MHealth
  • Author : World Health Organization
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2011

The use of mobile and wireless technologies to support the achievement of health objectives (mHealth) has the potential to transform the face of health service delivery across the globe. A powerful combination of factors is driving this change. These include rapid advances in mobile technologies and applications, a rise in

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Telemedicine in Low Resource Settings
  • Author : Richard Wootton
  • Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
  • Release Date : 2015-04-24

Telemedicine networks to support healthcare workers in resource-limited settings (often for humanitarian purposes) have evolved over the last decade or so in a largely autonomous way. Communication between them has been informal and relatively limited in scope. This situation could be improved by developing a comprehensive approach to the collection

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Establishing Telemedicine in Developing Countries
  • Author : Rifat Latifi
  • Publisher : IOS Press
  • Release Date : 2004

Telemedicine and Mobile Surgery in Extreme Conditions: The Ecuadorian Experience -- Telemedicine in the Indian Context: An Overview -- Telehealth: The Backbone of Healthcare Financing -- VII. New Frontiers for Telemedicine Applications -- Telepresence and Telemedicine in Trauma and Emergency Care Management -- Telepresence and Telementoring in Surgery -- Medical

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