In the high tech world of NASA and the military,
of remote medical
consultations from the isolation of an orbiting
space craft or a ship on
international patrol has been accepted
and well-known for some
time. But telemedicine also plays an
role in the lives of ordinary people. This
program explores the
increasingly common use of video links and
telemetry to treat
patients in isolated or difficult locations, where
with specialists would require long
expensive journeys to
far away cities. From the original Flying
Doctors in Australia to
the treatment of inmates in high security
jails, telemedicine has
dramatically changed the way many of us
interact with our
|The Long Distance Patient|
This NASA press release describes telemedicine technology and its applications.
Telemedicine Information Exchange
An international exchange of information of Telemedicine.
American Telemedicine Association
The leading advocate for better access to healthcare for patients and doctors through telecommunication technology.
E-Health, Telehealth, and Telemedicine: A Guide to Startup and Success
by: Marlene M. Maheu, Ace Allen, Pamela Whitten 2001
A resource on how communication technology can transform healthcare.
The Potential of Telemedicine: A Guide to Assessing Telecommunications for Health Care
by: Institute of Medicine Staff, Edited by Marilyn J. Field 1996
This book suggests a method for evaluation of different telemedicine practices.
Telemedicine Primer: Understanding the Issues
by: Jim R. Reid 1996
A basic guide to understanding telemedicine and its implications.