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Telematics for Health The Role of Telehealth and Telemedicine in Homes and Communities

By Marjorie Gott Copyright 1995
    180 Pages
    by CRC Press

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    Electronic communications are already revolutionizing the delivery of health care in homes and communities. The medium will have increasing impact on the delivery of health care in response to the pressure to use limited resources cost-effectively. To date much of telematics in health care has focused on hospital-based bio-medicine. In this book a case is made for reorientation of telematic activity towards the use of "low tech" (social) technologies supported by "Health for All" philosophies. This book uses several case studies of pilot schemes to illustrate how the models can be applied in a variety of settings. Experience of telematics in America, Canada, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Portugal and Wales is shared for an international readership of innovators in health care management.

    1. Health and Technology: Making Connections 2. Telehealth and Telemedicine: A Case Study Approach 3. Telehealth and Pregnant Women 4. Telehealth and Adolescents 5. Telehealth and Disability 6. Telehealth and the Elderly 7. Telehealth and Social Support 8. Telehealth and Public Policy 9. Promoting Good Practice in Telehealth 10. Telehealth for All 11. Concluding Recommendations


    Majorie Gott