Recommended to all health professionals currently working or planning to set up services in paediatrics and telemedicine. This book is written by an international team of contributors who are working with paediatric telemedicine services. It covers a broad spectrum of topics:
Specialist services: including Fetal medicine, Child psychiatry , Diabetes , Asthma, Burns, Paediatric surgery clinics, Sexual abuse, Tele-ophthalmology, Teleradiology and image transfer, Tele-ENT
Primary and community services: including Telemedicine and under-served communities (US and developing countries), Palliative care, Rehabilitation, Telephone help lines for parents
Education services including: Education of doctors - Grand Rounds in Queensland, Australia, Educational videoconferences for parents in the Bronx, and websites for parents and children
This book starts with a useful and informative introduction to telemedicine and the definition of telepaediatrics. An initial glossary demystifies some of the technological jargon surrounding information technology and this illumination aids the reader to understand what follows. A book of this nature provides an interesting insight into how innovative ways of using technology can be applied in healthcare.
… anyone with an interest in telemedicine will find the book useful because of it's relevance to other clinical areas [and] will find this book an invaluable source of ideas and practical experience, much of which will translate into the local environment.
The British Journal of Healthcare Computing & Information Management, April 2005
The description of the wide range of uses for telemedicine is the book's best feature…. The book will succeed in providing ideas to those who are planning healthcare delivery systems for children.
Doody's Electronic Journal