Telemedicine--the use of information and telecommunications technologies to provide and support health care when distance separates the participants--is receiving increasing attention not only in remote areas where health care access is troublesome but also in urban and suburban locations.
Yet the benefits and costs of this blend of medicine and digital technologies must be better demonstrated before today's cautious decisionmakers invest significant funds in its development.
Telemedicine presents a framework for evaluating patient care applications of telemedicine. The book identifies managerial, technical, policy, legal, and human factors that must be taken into account in evaluating a telemedicine program. The committee reviews previous efforts to establish evaluation frameworks and reports on results from several completed studies of image transmission, consulting from remote locations, and other telemedicine programs.
The committee also examines basic elements of an evaluation and considers relevant issues of quality, accessibility, and cost of health care.
Telemedicine will be of immediate interest to anyone with interest in the clinical application of telemedicine.
Table of Contents
|1 INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND||16-33|
|2 EVOLUTION AND CURRENT APPLICATIONS OF TELEMEDICINE||34-54|
|3 THE TECHNICAL AND HUMAN CONTEXT OF TELEMEDICINE||55-82|
|4 THE POLICY CONTEXT OF TELEMEDICINE||83-115|
|5 PAST AND CURRENT EVALUATIONS OF TELEMEDICINE||116-136|
|6 A FRAMEWORK FOR PLANNING AND IMPROVING EVALUATIONS OF TELEMEDICINE||137-161|
|7 EVALUATING THE EFFECTS OF TELEMEDICINE ON QUALITY, ACCESS AND COST||162-193|
|8 FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS||194-208|
|A EXAMPLES OF FEDERAL TELEMEDICINE GRANTS||229-238|
|B GLOSSARY AND ABBREVIATIONS||239-252|
|C COMMITTEE BIOGRAPHIES||253-258|
The National Academies Press and the Transportation Research Board have partnered with Copyright Clearance Center to offer a variety of options for reusing our content. You may request permission to:
For most Academic and Educational uses no royalties will be charged although you are required to obtain a license and comply with the license terms and conditions.
For information on how to request permission to translate our work and for any other rights related query please click here.
For questions about using the Copyright.com service, please contact:
Copyright Clearance Center
22 Rosewood Drive
Danvers, MA 01923
Tel (toll free): 855/239-3415 (select option 1)
Loading stats for Telemedicine: A Guide to Assessing Telecommunications for Health Care...