What Is... Telemedicine?

Author: Catherine Barrett,Alexis S. Gilroy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781634250061

Category: Law

Page: 153

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This book serves as a health law primer and provides an overview of what telemedicine is. Telemedicine services refer to medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications and are used to improve a patient s clinical health status."

History of Telemedicine

Evolution, Context, and Transformation

Author: Rashid Bashshur,Gary William Shannon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781934854112

Category: Medical

Page: 415

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The History of Telemedicine provides a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of the evolution of telemedicine from ancient Greece to the present time. It places the development of this field in the context of the never ending quest for providing equitable access to health care and re-casting the medical care landscape, while trying to assure quality and contain cost. The book describes the origin of modern telemedicine in experiments such as those by Willem Einthoven's 1905 long distance transfer of electrocardiograms through the pioneering era of teleradiology and telepsychiatry of the 1950s, its coming of age in the 1970s, its maturation in the 1990s, and finally the recent transformation and adoption by the mainstream. The authors delve into the rich history of telemedicine and tell the story from its genesis to the present time, reporting its continuity and evolution, its various adaptations, and the context that sustained interest and development in this modality of care and continues to guide its transformation into the future. The authors' central theme throughout the book is telemedicine's potential role in improving human health.

Telemedicine and Telehealth

Principles, Policies, Performances and Pitfalls

Author: Adam William Darkins,Margaret Ann Cary

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826113023

Category: Medical

Page: 316

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Current Principles and Practices of Telemedicine and E-health

Author: Rifat Latifi

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 1586038060

Category: Medical

Page: 287

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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 continues to grow. While there are many good books and materials on telemedicine, this publication can be seen at the work of reference for all of those who want to practice telemedicine and e-health, particularly in developing countries. This publication deals with ways to establish telemedicine and e-health system, not only in the developing countries, but also in the developed world. Hopefully, this book will be a guide that reflects the status of telemedicine at the given time. It is dedicated to all future generations of telemedicine and e-health students which include healthcare practitioners, administrators, policy makers, technical professionals and others.

Introduction to Telemedicine, second edition

Author: Richard Wootton,John Craig,Victor Patterson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351989464

Category: Medical

Page: 226

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In rural and sparsely populated countries, telemedicine can be a vital and life-saving link to health care, and in those regions where demands on hospitals are ever increasing, it can provide a safe and comfortable alternative to hospital-based therapy. The second edition of this introductory guide to telemedicine and telecare services is invaluable to new practitioners in this growing field of medicine. The book describes the benefits of telemedicine and highlights the potential problems. The authors provide numerous examples of how telemedicine is used in the United States, Australia, and Scandinavia.

Telemedicine Technologies

Information Technologies in Medicine and Telehealth

Author: Bernard Fong,A.C.M. Fong,C.K. Li

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119956528

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 282

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This book brings together a broad range of topics demonstrating how information and wireless technologies can be used in healthcare In this book, the authors focus on how medical information can be reliably transmitted through wireless communication networks. It explains how they can be optimized to carry medical information in various situations by utilizing readily available traditional wireless local area network (WLAN) and broadband wireless access (BWA) systems. In addition, the authors discuss consumer healthcare technology, which is becoming more popular as reduction in manufacturing cost of electronics products makes healthcare products more affordable to the general public. Finally, the book explores topics such as communication networks and services, patient monitoring, information processing, system deployment, data security and privacy, information technology in alternative medicine, multimedia and health informatics, and caring for the community. Key Features: Focuses on the transmission of medical information over wireless communication networks, and addresses topics such as communication networks and services, patient monitoring, information processing, system deployment, data security and privacy, and many others Provides an in-depth introduction to the various factors that need to be considered for supporting healthcare services with information technology Covers advancements in topics such as RFID in healthcare Discusses medical signal processing as well as ECG and signal processing techniques This book will be of interest to advanced students and professors in biomedical engineering, bioinformatics, and information engineering. Medical and IT professionals involved in specifying new facilities, healthcare practitioners in telemedicine, researchers in wireless communications and information technology, and network administrators will also find this book insightful.

Essentials of telemedicine and telecare

Author: Anthony Charles Norris

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471531517

Category: Medical

Page: 177

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Rapid advancement of telecommunications and information technology has created the potential for high-quality expert healthcare to be delivered when and where it is needed. This text charts the development of the telemedicine industry, defines its current scope and reveals the potential of new methodologies. * explains the main features of telemedicine and telecare * reviews the technology needed for telemedicine * describes how to develop, deliver and evaluate telemedicine services * considers the associated ethical and legal issues * includes an in-depth survey of the literature with over 300 references to research articles and hyperlinks to associated websites This text provides a good working knowledge of the subject matter. It will be indispensable for all students on courses related to medicine and health care management. It also addresses the strategic, technical and operational issues faced by clinicians and healthcare managers considering the introduction of telemedicine services offering solutions for a variety of situations.

The Role of Telehealth in an Evolving Health Care Environment:

Workshop Summary

Author: Board on Health Care Services,Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309262011

Category: Medical

Page: 145

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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. Telemedicine, however, has some special characteristics-shared with information technologies generally-that warrant particular notice from evaluators and decision makers. Since that time, attention to telehealth has continued to grow in both the public and private sectors. Peer-reviewed journals and professional societies are devoted to telehealth, the federal government provides grant funding to promote the use of telehealth, and the private technology industry continues to develop new applications for telehealth. However, barriers remain to the use of telehealth modalities, including issues related to reimbursement, licensure, workforce, and costs. Also, some areas of telehealth have developed a stronger evidence base than others. The Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) sponsored the IOM in holding a workshop in Washington, DC, on August 8-9 2012, to examine how the use of telehealth technology can fit into the U.S. health care system. HRSA asked the IOM to focus on the potential for telehealth to serve geographically isolated individuals and extend the reach of scarce resources while also emphasizing the quality and value in the delivery of health care services. This workshop summary discusses the evolution of telehealth since 1996, including the increasing role of the private sector, policies that have promoted or delayed the use of telehealth, and consumer acceptance of telehealth. The Role of Telehealth in an Evolving Health Care Environment: Workshop Summary discusses the current evidence base for telehealth, including available data and gaps in data; discuss how technological developments, including mobile telehealth, electronic intensive care units, remote monitoring, social networking, and wearable devices, in conjunction with the push for electronic health records, is changing the delivery of health care in rural and urban environments. This report also summarizes actions that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) can undertake to further the use of telehealth to improve health care outcomes while controlling costs in the current health care environment.

Telemedicine

A Practical Guide for Professionals

Author: Andrea Kamenca,Andrea L Kamenca Mba

Publisher: Mindview Press

ISBN: 9780999124437

Category:

Page: N.A

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What is telemedicine? What skills are needed to land telemedicine jobs? How is a successful telemedicine program developed? Written for health care administrators, health care providers, and information technology professionals, this health information technology guide offers a thorough foundation in telemedicine programs, projects and uses. Telemedicine: A Practical Guide for Professionals contains actionable information regarding the operational, legal, financial, clinical, and technology elements needed to develop successful telemedicine programs. It includes nearly 100 links to current resources and can be used as a comprehensive program outline. Telemedicine is critical to medicine's future.

Telemedicine and Electronic Medicine

Author: Halit Eren,John G. Webster

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482236591

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 706

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The E-Medicine, E-Health, M-Health, Telemedicine, and Telehealth Handbook provides extensive coverage of modern telecommunication in the medical industry, from sensors on and within the body to electronic medical records and beyond. Telemedicine and Electronic Medicine is the first volume of this handbook. Featuring chapters written by leading experts and researchers in their respective fields, this volume: Describes the integration of—and interactions between—modern eMedicine, telemedicine, eHealth, and telehealth practices Explains how medical information flows through wireless technologies and networks, emphasizing fast-deploying wireless body area networks Presents the latest developments in sensors, devices, and implantables, from medical sensors for mobile communication devices to drug-delivery systems Illustrates practical telemedicine applications in telecardiology, teleradiology, teledermatology, teleaudiology, teleoncology, acute care telemedicine, and more The E-Medicine, E-Health, M-Health, Telemedicine, and Telehealth Handbook bridges the gap between scientists, engineers, and medical professionals by creating synergy in the related fields of biomedical engineering, information and communication technology, business, and healthcare.

Telemedicine and Electronic Medicine

Author: Halit Eren,John G. Webster

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482236591

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 706

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The E-Medicine, E-Health, M-Health, Telemedicine, and Telehealth Handbook provides extensive coverage of modern telecommunication in the medical industry, from sensors on and within the body to electronic medical records and beyond. Telemedicine and Electronic Medicine is the first volume of this handbook. Featuring chapters written by leading experts and researchers in their respective fields, this volume: Describes the integration of—and interactions between—modern eMedicine, telemedicine, eHealth, and telehealth practices Explains how medical information flows through wireless technologies and networks, emphasizing fast-deploying wireless body area networks Presents the latest developments in sensors, devices, and implantables, from medical sensors for mobile communication devices to drug-delivery systems Illustrates practical telemedicine applications in telecardiology, teleradiology, teledermatology, teleaudiology, teleoncology, acute care telemedicine, and more The E-Medicine, E-Health, M-Health, Telemedicine, and Telehealth Handbook bridges the gap between scientists, engineers, and medical professionals by creating synergy in the related fields of biomedical engineering, information and communication technology, business, and healthcare.

Quality of Care and Information Technology, An Issue of Pediatric Clinics of North America,

Author: Srinivasan Suresh

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323417663

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

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The Guest Editor of this issue is a pediatric emergency medicine specialist and the Chief Medical Officer at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. He is very involved in the medical record and other electronic devices as safety measures. He brings his expertise and breadth of knowledge to the Pediatric Clinics of North America to assemble a stand out list of authors who have contributed articles on Pediatric Safety, Quality & Informatics. In this issue, articles are devoted to Big Data and the role of Predictive Analytics in Pediatrics; Research in Pediatric IT- the present and the future; Quality Care and Patient Safety in the pediatric emergency department; Safety & Quality metrics for Pediatric Hospital Medicine; Clinical Effectiveness Guidelines- Easy to Create but Hard to Implement; Advanced Technology in the pediatric ICUs; Measurement, Standards and Peer Benchmarking in Pediatric Safety & Quality: One hospital’s journey; Clinical Informatics and its role in the care of children; Pediatric Safety & Quality: A nursing perspective; Pediatric Telehealth: opportunities and challenges; and Fundamentals of Quality Improvement: How to do pediatric QI research.

Health Informatics

An Interprofessional Approach

Author: Ramona Nelson,Nancy Staggers

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323402259

Category: Medical

Page: 678

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See how information technology intersects with health care! Health Informatics: An Interprofessional Approach, 2nd Edition prepares you for success in today’s technology-filled healthcare practice. Concise coverage includes information systems and applications such as electronic health records, clinical decision support, telehealth, ePatients, and social media tools, as well as system implementation. New to this edition are topics including data science and analytics, mHealth, principles of project management, and contract negotiations. Written by expert informatics educators Ramona Nelson and Nancy Staggers, this edition enhances the book that won a 2013 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year award! Experts from a wide range of health disciplines cover the latest on the interprofessional aspects of informatics - a key Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) initiative and a growing specialty area in nursing. Case studies encourage higher-level thinking about how concepts apply to real-world nursing practice. Discussion questions challenge you to think critically and to visualize the future of health informatics. Objectives, key terms and an abstract at the beginning of each chapter provide an overview of what you will learn. Conclusion and Future Directions section at the end of each chapter describes how informatics will continue to evolve as healthcare moves to an interprofessional foundation. NEW! Updated chapters reflect the current and evolving practice of health informatics, using real-life healthcare examples to show how informatics applies to a wide range of topics and issues. NEW mHealth chapter discusses the use of mobile technology, a new method of health delivery - especially for urban or under-served populations - and describes the changing levels of responsibility for both patients and providers. NEW Data Science and Analytics in Healthcare chapter shows how Big Data - as well as analytics using data mining and knowledge discovery techniques - applies to healthcare. NEW Project Management Principles chapter discusses proven project management tools and techniques for coordinating all types of health informatics-related projects. NEW Contract Negotiations chapter describes strategic methods and tips for negotiating a contract with a healthcare IT vendor. NEW Legal Issues chapter explains how federal regulations and accreditation processes may impact the practice of health informatics. NEW HITECH Act chapter explains the regulations relating to health informatics in the Health Information Technology for Education and Clinical Health Act as well as the Meaningful Use and Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015.

Telemedicine and E-health Law

Author: Lynn D. Fleisher,James C. Dechene

Publisher: Law Journal Press

ISBN: 9781588521293

Category: Law

Page: 600

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Telemedicine and E-Health Law has the answers that health care providers, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, insurers and their legal counsel need as medicine enters a new era.

Mobile Telemedicine

A Computing and Networking Perspective

Author: Yang Xiao,Hui Chen

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420060478

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 440

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The concept of medical treatment from a distance (in absentia care) is actually quite ancient, dating back to tribal days where smoke signals were used to warn of serious disease in a community. Nowadays, telemedicine is used to facilitate treatment in rural areas, where the nearest doctor is miles away, through various forms of information technology, including videoconferencing and digital imaging. It can also be used to conveniently monitor chronically ill patients through electronic devices so that they can enjoy a better quality of life. But despite the strides that have been made in utilizing the telemedicine technology, there remain a number of limitations and weaknesses that must be overcome before this treatment paradigm can reach its full potential. In Mobile Telemedicine: A Computing and Network Perspective, noted computer scientists Yang Xiao and Hui Chen examine those computing and networking dilemmas arising from wireless and mobile telemedicine. Comprised of the contributions of many prominent international researchers, the book discusses the relative merits and limitations of the existing technology and sheds light on future developments. It begins with a discussion of patient care and monitoring through items such as personal alarm systems. It then reviews the current methods available to monitor cardiac and diabetic patients, analyzes the security and privacy considerations that arise with respect to the transmission of sensitive information, and examines issues relating to networking support. Finally, it concludes with a section on the opportunities and challenges faced by those involved at this intersection of healthcare and communications. By bridging the fields of medicine and information technology, this volume serves as a useful springboard for those pioneering IT researchers looking for a comprehensive reference. The book also provides information for those involved with either communications or healthcare who want to learn about the current state and potential use of this technology.

Telehealth and Mobile Health

Author: Halit Eren,John G. Webster

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482236621

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 706

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The E-Medicine, E-Health, M-Health, Telemedicine, and Telehealth Handbook provides extensive coverage of modern telecommunication in the medical industry, from sensors on and within the body to electronic medical records and beyond. Telehealth and Mobile Health is the second volume of this handbook. Featuring chapters written by leading experts and researchers in their respective fields, this volume: Discusses telesurgery, medical robotics, and image guidance as well as telenursing and remote patient care Describes the implementation of networks, data management, record management, and effective personnel training Explains how the use of new technologies brings many business, management, and service opportunities Provides examples of scientific advancements such as brain-controlled bionic human arms and hands Incorporates clinical applications throughout for practical reference The E-Medicine, E-Health, M-Health, Telemedicine, and Telehealth Handbook bridges the gap between scientists, engineers, and medical professionals by creating synergy in the related fields of biomedical engineering, information and communication technology, business, and healthcare.

E-Health and Telemedicine: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466687576

Category: Medical

Page: 1759

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Advances in medical technology increase both the efficacy and efficiency of medical practice, and mobile technologies enable modern doctors and nurses to treat patients remotely from anywhere in the world. This technology raises issues of quality of care and medical ethics, which must be addressed. E-Health and Telemedicine: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications explores recent advances in mobile medicine and how this technology impacts modern medical care. Three volumes of comprehensive coverage on crucial topics in wireless technologies for enhanced medical care make this multi-volume publication a critical reference source for doctors, nurse practitioners, hospital administrators, and researchers and academics in all areas of the medical field. This seminal publication features comprehensive chapters on all aspects of e-health and telemedicine, including implementation strategies; use cases in cardiology, infectious diseases, and cytology, among others; care of individuals with autism spectrum disorders; and medical image analysis.

Tele-oncology

Author: Giovanna Gatti,Gabriella Pravettoni,Fabio Capello

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319163787

Category: Medical

Page: 89

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This book explains how telemedicine can offer solutions capable of improving the care and survival rates of cancer patients and can also help patients to live a normal life in spite of their condition. Different fields of application – community, hospital and home based – are examined, and detailed attention is paid to the use of tele-oncology in rural/extreme rural settings and in developing countries. The impact of new technologies and the opportunities afforded by the social web are both discussed. The concluding chapters consider eLearning in relation to cancer care and assess the scope for education to improve prevention. No medical condition can shatter people’s lives as cancer does today and the need to develop strategies to reduce the disease burden and improve quality of life is paramount. Readers will find this new volume in Springer’s TELe Health series to be a rich source of information on the important contribution that can be made by telemedicine in achieving these goals.

Telehealth in the Developing World

Author: Richard Wootton

Publisher: IDRC

ISBN: 1853157848

Category: Medical

Page: 318

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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.

The Truth about Telehealth

Why a Revolutionary Industry Has Failed to Deliver and How It Can Still Be a Game-Changer for Healthcare

Author: Larry Jones

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781981890361

Category:

Page: 180

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In our current healthcare system, many people and employers are struggling to find affordable, convenient care. Costs continue to rise, and the growing physician shortage has led to increasingly long wait times to get care. To address these issues, we must find innovative ways to facilitate hassle-free, cost-effective access to doctors. Technology has revolutionized almost every industry in the modern world. It changes the way we drive, the way we communicate, the way we eat and sleep, and even the fabric of the traditional 8 to 5 workdays. It is hard to imagine not being able to instantly text or call someone on the other side of the country or not being able to check your email while in the car. Almost every aspect of modern life has been made faster and more convenient through telecommunications technology. Except health care. Even as technology has improved, access to health care has worsened for many Americans. The Affordable Care Act may have increased the number of people with health insurance, but the fact is that health care remains unaffordable and inconvenient for most people. An increasing percentage of health insurance plans have expensive premiums, sky-high deductibles, and costly copays. People are paying for care that they can hardly afford to use. Plus, physician shortages mean absurdly long wait times, especially in crowded cities. Patients are resorting to urgent cares and emergency rooms, making care even more expensive. Patients in rural areas face an even greater challenge: rural hospitals are closing, meaning long drive times and limited access to specialists in their area. Employers are also struggling with rising costs. Unable to sustain their current benefit levels, they have been forced to reduce benefits and shift health care costs to employees through higher premiums, deductibles, and copays. Technological advances have done little to help these worrying trends. But there is a solution that could help millions of Americans get more affordable, convenient access to care: telehealth. Telehealth is a solution that helps combat these trends, but it has not yet lived up to its expectations. Many of the current products in the market are ineffective, because brokers, insurance companies, and major telehealth companies are more concerned with their own profits than with providing real solutions. But with more education and utilization, telehealth could revolutionize the healthcare industry and provide better access to care for millions of Americans that need it. "Telehealth," put simply, means using telecommunications technology to provide remote care. The term encompasses any use of telecommunications technology in the medical field, even faxing a prescription to a pharmacy, but typically when people use the word "telehealth" or "telemedicine," they are talking about virtual doctor visits. With these telehealth services, patients can call or video conference with a doctor instead of going into a physicians' office, urgent care, or other site of care. The doctors can diagnosis, treat, and manage illnesses and other medical conditions remotely. This lowers the overall cost to deliver care as well as reduces the total time involved for the patient and provider. Telehealth brings the medical care to the patient, wherever they are. It enables patients to get the care they need, without sacrificing valuable time or money to get it. Most importantly, the book is based on the recognition that patients need better health care options and telehealth is vital to health care's future if delivered properly.