ERIC Number: ED119885
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Dec-31
Reference Count: N/A
Arizona TeleMedicine Network: Engineering Master Plan.
Atlantic Research Corp., Alexandria, VA.; Arizona Univ., Tucson. Coll. of Medicine.
As the planning document for establishing a statewide health communications system initially servicing the Papago, San Carlos and White Mountain Apache, Navajo, and Hopi reservations, this document prescribes the communications services to be provided by the Arizona TeleMedicine Network. Specifications include: (1) communications services for each site (2-way color/monochrome television channels; 2-way voice channels between field stations and referral centers and referral centers and medical centers; 2-way slow scan television channels; 2-way physiological telemetry channels; teleprinter channels connectiing with the Tucson Health Information System computer; camera control tones); (2) recording devices for network evaluation and patient recordkeeping; (3) a wideband transmission; (4) frequency modulated microwave radio transmission; (5) radio equipment licensing in view of expansion; (6) interface capabilities; (7) switching control and network management to parallel present patient referral patterns; (8) mobile unit to include communications and clinical facilities; (9) technical maintenance at Fort Defiance, Phoenix, and Tucson; (10) color television for clinical purposes; (11) computer aided diagnosis; (12) network costs (for 27 stations) of about $8,186,936; (13) operating costs of about $298,600 annually; (14) Phase I budgetary and operating costs of about $2,040,408 and $161,400 respectively. (JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Atlantic Research Corp., Alexandria, VA.; Arizona Univ., Tucson. Coll. of Medicine.