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Telehealth in the Developing World

by Kendall Ho

Telehealth in the Developing World Synopsis

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. 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% of the world's population. Topics featured 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 The iPath international email network

Telehealth in the Developing World Press Reviews

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. Rebecca S. Kightlinger, DO Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology University of Virginia School of Medicine, June 2009

Book Information

ISBN: 9781853157844
Publication date: 24th February 2009
Author: Kendall Ho
Publisher: Royal Society of Medicine Press Ltd an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 336 pages
Categories: Telemedicine, Health systems & services,

About Kendall Ho

Richard Wootton, Director, Scottish Centre for Telehealth, UK; Honorary Professor, University of Queensland, Australia; Honorary Professor, University of Aberdeen, UK Nivritti G Patil, Professor of Surgery and Assistant Dean (Education & Student Affairs), Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, the University of Hong Kong, HKSAR, China Richard E Scott, Associate Professor at the Global e-Health Research and Training Program, Health Innovation and Information Technology Centre (HiiTeC), and Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Canada Kendall Ho, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director, eHealth Strategy Office, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Canada

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