Telehealth in the Developing World

Telehealth in the Developing World

By: Richard Wootton (editor), Kendall Ho (editor), Richard E. Scott (editor), Niv G. Patil (editor)Paperback

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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

About Author

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

Contents

BACKGROUND Introduction Richard Wootton, Kendall Ho, Nivritti G Patil and Richard E Scott POLICY Bridging the digital divide: Linking health and ICT policy Joan Dzenowagis Telemedicine in developing countries: Perspectives from the Philippines Alvin B Marcelo Information technology for primary health care in Brazil Elaine Tomasi, Luiz A Facchini, Elaine Thuma Maria FS Maia and Alessander Osorio Community-based health workers in developing countries and the role of m-health Adesina Iluyemi Global e-health policy: From concept to strategy Richard E Scott Experiences and lessons learnt from telemedicine projects supported by the IDRC Laurent Elder and Michael Clarke Strategies to promote e-health and telemedicine activities in developing countries Sisira Edirippulige, Rohana B Marasinghe, Vajira H W Dissanayake, Palitha Abeykoon and Richard Wootton EDUCATIONAL Telemedicine in low-resource settings: Experience with a telemedicine service for HIV/AIDS care Maria Zolfo, Verena Renggli, Olivier Koole and Lut Lynen Medical Missions for Children: A global telemedicine and teaching network Philip O Ozuah and Marina Reznik Telementoring in India: Experience with endocrine surgery Saroj K Mishra, Puthen V Pradeep and Anjali Mishra CLINICAL Teledermatology in developing countries Steven Kaddu, Carrie Kovarik, Gerald Gabler and H Peter Soyer Cross-cultural telemedicine via email: Experience in Cambodia and the USA Paul Heinzelmann, Rithy Chau, Daniel Liu and Joseph Kvedar Telepathology and telecytology in developing countries Sangeeta Desai Internet-based store-and-forward telemedicine for subspecialty consultations in the Pacifi c region C Becket Mahnke, Charles W Callahan and Donald A Person Telehealth support for a global network of Italian hospitals Gianfranco Costanzo and Paola Monari Telemedicine in Nepal Mohan R Pradhan Telemedical support for surgeons in Ecuador Stephen Cone, Edgar J Rodas and Ronald C Merrell A low-cost international e-referral network Richard Wootton, Pat Swinfen, Roger Swinfen and Peter Brooks Telehealth in China: Opportunities and challenges Jie Chen and Zhiyuan Xia Telemedicine in South Africa Maurice Mars Telemedicine in sub-Saharan Africa Maurice Mars Telehealth for mountainous and remote areas of northern Pakistan Hameed A Khan and Irfan Hayee Teleneurology: Past, present and future Usha K Misra and Jayantee Kalita Telepaediatric support for a fi eld hospital in Chechnya Boris A Kobrinskiy and Vladimir I Petlakh Web-based paediatric oncology information and registries: An international perspective Andra Nebel de Mello E-health in international networks: New opportunities for collaboration Shariq Khoja and Azra Naseem THE FUTURE The future use of telehealth in the developing world Richard Wootton

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781853157844
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 336
  • ID: 9781853157844
  • weight: 567
  • ISBN10: 1853157848

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