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The Impact of Telemedicine on Health Care Management : Studies in Health Technology and Informatics - M. Nerlich

The Impact of Telemedicine on Health Care Management

Studies in Health Technology and Informatics

By: M. Nerlich (Editor), Roberto R. Kretschmer (Editor)

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Published: 1st January 1999
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Telemedicine has the potential to significantly alter structures, procedures, and eventually outcomes in healthcare structures worldwide. Today the field of telemedicine is still dominated by very committed efforts of research and development. However, there is a growing number of concepts and applications which have been implemented in clinical routine or are ready to be implemented. Health care providers, patients, third party payers, and not at least policy makers should be informed about these rapidly emerging applications, which could have a considerable impact on the delivery of health care. This book offers a comprehensive source of information not only for experts but also for the target groups mentioned above. It provides background information on legal aspects, issues concerning further development, and evaluation of telemedicine applications. The work also presents numerous projects covering the clinical fields of emergency medicine, surgery, oncology, cardiology, endocrinology, ophthalmology, dermatology, radiology, pathology, psychiatry and other clinical specialties. Recognizing the Internet as a major source of information on issues related to telemedicine and information technology in general, a 'Webliography' provides links to a selection of the most relevant Web sites on the Internet.

Introduction
Editorialp. 3
Acknowledgementsp. 4
The Impact of Telemedicine on Health Care Management - Opening Remarksp. 5
The G8-Global Health Care Applications Project (GHAP) and its Role for the Development of National Telemedicine Activitiesp. 7
International Concerted Action on Collaboration in Telemedicine: G8 sub-project 4p. 12
Towards a Methodology for Developing and Implementing Best Practices in Telehealth and Telemedicinep. 23
Theory of Use behind Telehealth Applicationsp. 29
The Value of an Evaluation Framework for Telehealth Initiativesp. 39
Assessing the Impact of Telemedicine on Health Care Managementp. 46
A Review of Japanese Telemedicine Research and Global Co-operationp. 52
Telehealth in British Columbia: From Design to Deliveryp. 58
The SIREN Legal Workshops: List of Urgent Legal Actions for Telemedicinep. 61
Health Care Professionals Protocol for Secure Online Transmission of Patient Datap. 65
Results of European Projects Enabling Secure Regional, National and International Health Care Networksp. 73
NOAH - A Mobile Emergency Care Systemp. 85
MediLink: A Wearable Telemedicine System for Emergency and Mobile Applicationsp. 93
Integration of Quality Programs by Telemedicine in Surgical Servicesp. 108
Telemedicine in Neurosurgical Daily Practicep. 115
Perfect DiViSy Technology for Video Network in Medicine (Moscow Information Network for Teleoncology)p. 119
A Controlled Pilot Study in the Use of Telemedicine in the Community on the Management of Heart Failure - A Report of the First three Months -p. 126
Telematic-Based Model of Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Coronary Syndromesp. 138
Telemedicine and Diabetesp. 142
Telemedicine Based Screening of Infants at Risk for Retinopathy of Prematurityp. 155
ByOPHTEL: A Bavarian Project for Rapid Telemedical Exchange of Knowledge, Files and Skills between Practitioners and Hospitals in Eye Carep. 164
Collaborative Telemedicine between Optometry and Ophthalmology: An Initiative from the University of Houstonp. 173
Web-based Teledermatology Consult System: Preliminary Results from the first 100 Casesp. 179
Are Dermatologists in Private Practice Interested in Teledermatological Services?p. 185
European Field Tests with HISTKOM Telepathology Equipmentp. 192
Economic Analysis of Teleradiology Applications with KAMEDINp. 208
WWW-Based Access to Radiological Patient Data: Two Years of Experiencep. 217
Southern Health Board - Advanced Telematic / Telemedicine in Healthcare Services in the South West of Irelandp. 230
Remote Communities Services Telecentre Projectp. 241
"HausTeleDienst" - A CATV-based Interactive Video Service for Elderly Peoplep. 245
Fonetix: Building Virtual Speech Therapy Practicum over the Internetp. 253
Evaluation of a Canadian Telepsychiatry Servicep. 262
Functional Characteristics of the Telemedical Network for the Medical Service of the Bundeswehr for Support of Operations Outside Germany and Civil-Military Co-operationp. 270
Suggested Telemedicine Websitesp. 277
Author Indexp. 281
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ISBN: 9789051994841
ISBN-10: 9051994842
Series: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 292
Published: 1st January 1999
Publisher: IOS Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1