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TeleHealth

 

Telehealth is “the use of communications and information technology to deliver health services and exchange health information when distance separates the participants.”[Elford, 1998].

Many technologies are used for telehealth including: telephones, videophones, personal computers (PCs), videoconferencing systems, store and forward systems (S&F) and specialized telehealth workstations.

A telehealth system is made of the following components:

  1. Hardware, e.g. computer, workstation and peripherals. Peripheral devices are the devices that are connected to a workstation and allow the local health professional to capture clinical images, video, sounds and vitals, such as otoscope, electronic stethoscope, and general exam camera.
  2. Software installed on the workstation,
  3. Database to store patient information,
  4. Network or telecommunications link,
  5. Humans e.g. users, clinicians and patients,
  6. Policies and protocols.

Videos:

  1. Basic Introduction to Telehealth (4:12)
  2. Telehealth: VA Experience (9:08)
  3. A Demonstration of a Telehealth Mobile Solution (4:01)

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April 17th, 2012 at 5:01 am