Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, 22, 109

Bowman Gray, 44

Brigham and Women's Hospital, 44

Business plan/project management plan, 3, 6, 148-149, 155, 202-203

C

Cable television

definition, 240

rates, 85

telemedicine applications, 38-39

California, confidentiality of medical records, 92

Cameras, digital, 50, 56

Center for Devices and Radiological Health, 113-114

Center for Health Policy Research, 122-124, 126, 132

Center for Health Services Research, 122

Cleveland State University, 129-130

Clinical applications of telemedicine.

See also specific applications

categories, 29-30

central/consulting site, 30, 58-59

definition, 28

diffusion of, 194

and evaluation, 116-117, 141

examples, 29, 31

remote site, 30, 58-59

Clinical decision support systems, 58

Clinical information systems, 58, 241

Clinical practice guidelines, 22, 98

Clinical Telemedicine Cooperative Group, 124, 133, 135-136

Clinicians. See Patient and clinician perspectives

Cochrane Collaboration, 22

CODEC, 50, 241

Colorado

confidentiality of medical records, 92

prison telemedicine program, 46

teleradiology standards, 100

Columbia University Health Sciences Division (New York), 237

Community effects of telemedicine, 9, 163

Comparison (control) group, 6, 150-151, 198, 203

Compressed video, 42, 241

Computed axial tomography, 42, 56

Computer Aided Diagnosis (CADx) Working Group, 115

Computer conferencing, 241

Computer systems

architecture, 239

compatibility issues, 68-69, 72-73, 77, 195

millennium problem, 73

multimedia, 78

peripheral equipment, 50, 246

regulation as medical devices, 114-115

standards, 98, 122-123

workstations, 35, 49, 50, 63, 77, 78, 115, 250

Conferencing. See Computer conferencing;

Teleconferencing

Confidentiality, 83, 92, 95, 101, 102, 196.

See also Privacy

Continuous quality improvement, 154-155, 166

Costs and cost-effectiveness of care.

See also Economic analyses;

Payment for services

data transmission technology and, 66

definition, 8

emergency services network, 53

prison telemedicine, 46-47

technology, 68, 78, 182, 186

teleconsultations, 52, 53

transportation issues, 180

Costs of technologies, 2, 39-40

Credentialing, 95-96

Croatia, 131

D

Data

bits, 66, 240



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