ERIC Number: ED110028
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
An Introduction to Telemedicine; Interactive Television for Delivery of Health Services.
Telemedicine is defined as the use of two-way or interactive television to conduct transactions in the field of health care. A history of its development to provide two-way communication between central facilities and remote locations is given, along with descriptions of pioneer systems. Technical, psychological and cultural aspects of the method are explored, along with the physician's reaction to it. Twenty present and pending projects in its use are described; capability and acceptance in general diagnosis, cardiac problems, dermatology, radiology, psychiatry, mental retardation, and speech therapy are assessed. Issues and questions are identified. An appendix gives information on transmission, equipment, services, configurations and schedules for 13 projects in operation as of Jan. 31, 1974. (SK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY. Alternate Media Center.