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Telehealth in the Developing World

Telehealth in the Developing World
 

Telemedicine offers solutions for emergency medical assistance, long distance consultation, administration and logistics, supervision and quality assurance and education and training for health-care professionals and providers. This title provides an information on successful tel... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781853157844
Barcode 9781853157844
Published 24 February 2009 by Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Ho, Kendall
Edited by Patil, Niv G.
Edited by Scott, Richard E.
Edited by Wootton, Richard
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ISBN-13 9781853157844
ISBN-10 1853157848
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Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Royal Society of Medicine Press Ltd
Publication Date 24 February 2009
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Ho, Kendall
Edited by Patil, Niv G.
Edited by Scott, Richard E.
Edited by Wootton, Richard
Category Telemedicine
Health Systems & Services
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 18mm
Weight 567g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Medical telematics - Developing countries
NBS Text Medicine: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code 640.285
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Telecommunications bring the potential to improve both the quality of and access to health care in the remotest areas of the developing world. Telemedicine offers solutions for emergency medical assistance, long distance consultation, administration and logistics, supervision and quality assurance and education and training for health-care professionals and providers. A new addition to the successful telehealth series published by the Royal Society of Medicine Press, Telehealth in the Developing World aims to balance the relative lack of published information on successful telehealth solutions in the developing world. It is written for all e-health and telehealth proponents interested in learning about, or contributing to the implementation of, appropriate solutions for 80 per cent of the world's population.Topics featured in this book include: teledermatology in Cambodia; telepediatrics in Chechnya; telepathology in India - using digital cameras and email; HealthNet networks in Nepal; medical missions for children in Mongolia; international HIV/AIDS discussion lists; the Aga Khan Telehealth Network in Pakistan; access to mobile phones and internet in the Philippines; exchanging X-ray images in Ghana; web-based oncology registries and a virtual oncology hospital in Brazil; surgical training in the developing world; and, the iPath international email network.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Rebecca S. Kightlinger, DO Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology University of Virginia School of Medicine, June 2009 Telehealth in the Developing World presents a comprehensive analysis of telemedicine systems and applications for providing education, medical care and consultations worldwide. Chapters covering current applications will be extraordinarily valuable to programs considering establishing a telemedicine framework to provide outside consultation or to develop in-country expertise through health worker training. This book will serve equally well as a resource for students of public health, public policy, and global medicine as it will for practitioners in the field and for programs developing capacity internationally.

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Author's Bio

Richard Wootton, Director of Research and Head of the Centre for Online Health, University of Queensland, AustraliaNiv G. Patil, Professor in Surgery and Assistant Dean (Education & Student Affairs), Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, the University of Hong Kong, HKSAR, ChinaRichard E. Scott, Associate Professor at the Global e-Health Research and Training Program, Health Innovation and Information Technology Centre, and Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, CanadaKendall Ho, Associate Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine and Associate Dean, Division of Continuing Professional Development & Knowledge Translation, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, and eHealth consultant, Ministry of Health, Government of British Columbia, Canada

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