ERIC Number: ED152250
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Telemedicine: Health Care for Isolated Areas.
Development Communication Report, n17 Jan 1977
The lead article discusses the results of a series of experiments in rural Alaska in which telemedicine was used to improve the delivery of health care to isolated populations. The author, Dennis Foote, also discusses the implications of these experiments for planning telemedicine systems in other areas. Satellite communication and a centralized computer based problem oriented medical record system played a major role in the project. A second article describes three educational endeavors in Tanzania: (1) Adult Education Year (1970); (2) Man is Health, a campaign designed to create an awareness of specific health problems among the rural population; and (3) Food is Life, a program to raise the level of functional literacy about the nutritional values of different foods. Also included are excerpts from a letter describing problems faced by a rural development communicator in India. (STS)
Descriptors: Clinics, Communications Satellites, Developing Nations, Development, Educational Development, Health Education, Health Facilities, Health Services, Medical Case Histories, Medical Services, Nutrition Instruction, Rural Areas, Rural Development, Rural Education, Rural Population, Telecommunications
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC. Bureau for Technical Assistance.
Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC. Clearinghouse on Development Communication.