ERIC Number: ED060636
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Communicable Medicine: Cable Television and Health Services.
Kalba, Konrad K.
Cable television offers a great potential for the improvement of present health services. A multipurpose cable communications system, adapted to interorganizational medical uses, could constitute the communications infrastructure needed in the present disorganized state of health care delivery. Such a system of video and data transmission offers better medical record keeping, faster medical testing and referral, opportunities for personnel training and continuing medical education for doctors in the community, and opportunities for much improved administrative communication. Ultimately costs would be less and efficiency far greater. Disadvantages to the incremental implementation of such a system are discussed, along with the examples of the use of cable television in medicine to date. (RB)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations, Allied Health Occupations Education, Cable Television, Community Health Services, Educational Resources, Educational Television, Health Personnel, Health Services, Information Processing, Medical Education, Medical Libraries, Medicine, Organization, Technical Education, Telecourses, Television
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, New York, NY.