ERIC Number: ED239588
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Oct-31
Reference Count: N/A
Potential Applications and Impact of Microelectronic and Telecommunication Technology in Health Care Delivery. Final Report.
Mandex, Inc., Vienna, VA.
This compendium of current and recent innovative methods of health care delivery focuses on telemedicine, and educational and energy management and control applications. Each application is doumented in a project abstract describing the system and the technology employed, and citing relevant information sources and a personal or organizational contact. Telemedicine projects described include primary health care delivery in rural northwestern Ontario, rural health care delivery, emergency medical alert systems, Massachusetts General Hospital Television Program, slow-scan television in a rural environment, telephone counseling, teleradiology, and digital imaging. Educational applications discussed include the South Carolina Health Communications Network, THE SOURCE--Home Medical Guide, Intrastate Health Communication Network (Vermont and New Hampshire), Maine Health Communications Network, Army Health Service Network, Veterans Administration and public health service biomedical experiments utilizing the communications technology satellites, Cleveland Metropolitan Area Health Education Network, statewide education programs in Maine and Georgia, health education utilizing cable television, national health care satellite networks, hospital television networks, health information networks, telephone health information systems, interactive patient education and hospital patient education programs. Finally, energy management and control projects focus on energy management through microprocessor controls and energy management control systems. An extensive bibliography is appended. (LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Health Maintenance Organizations and Resources Development, (DHHS/HRA) Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Mandex, Inc., Vienna, VA.