ERIC Number: ED119675
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Telemedicine in Alaska: The ATS-6 Satellite Biomedical Demonstration. Final Report.
Foote, Dennis; And Others
A demonstration project explored the potential of satellite video consulation to improve the quality of rural health care in Alaska. Satellite ground stations permitting both transmission and reception of black and white television were installed at clinics in Fairbanks, Fort Yukon, Galena, and Tanana. Receive-only television capability was installed at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. As part of the project, a centralized, computer-based, problem-oriented medical record system, called the Health Information Systems was introduced. Satellite video consultation was shown to be useful for practically any medical problem, crucial to some cases, and usable by health care providers at all levels of training. The Health Information System was judged valuable by all participants in the demonstration, and it was recommended that it be established permanently and expanded to the entire state of Alaska. Forms used and data are included. (Author/PF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD. Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Communication Research.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska