ERIC Number: ED119883
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Arizona TeleMedicine Project.
Arizona Univ., Tucson. Coll. of Medicine.
Designed to provide health services for American Indians living on rurally isolated reservations, the Arizona TeleMedicine Project proposes to link Phoenix and Tucson medical centers, via a statewide telecommunications system, with the Hopi, San Carlos Apache, Papago, Navajo, and White Mountain Apache reservations. Advisory boards are being utilized to ensure project objectives and coordination with the Indian Health Service (IHS). Project activities are to involve: (1) design, installation, operation, evaluation, and maintenance of the TeleMedicine Network; and (2) application of network capabilities to IHS and assessment of network impact on services and patient outcomes. Specific network objectives are to include: (1) providing on-line supervision, advice, and medical consultation to health service personnel; (2) directing diagnostic, medical, and therapeutic services; (3) providing x-ray, laboratory interpretations, and other technical ancillary services via use of biotelemetry, video, facsimile, and computer analysis of medical data; (4) providing on-line computerized health information on individual patients; (5) providing educational activities to upgrade skills of health care personnel; (6) studying the communications systems design, operation, and reliability; (7) studying the system's cost effectiveness; and (8) encouraging development and application of telecommunications systems. (JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arizona Univ., Tucson. Coll. of Medicine.