Telehealth in the Developing World

1st Edition

Richard Wootton, Niv G Patil, Richard E. Scott, Kendall Ho

CRC Press
Published February 24, 2009
Textbook - 336 Pages
ISBN 9781853157844 - CAT# K18282

USD$51.95

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Features

  • Foreword by Lord Crisp, Honorary Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Telemedicine is seen as central to the improvement of health and life in developing countries
  • Wide-ranging book, rich in practical experience, of interest both to those who want to learn about the developing world and to those who want to learn from developing countries
  • Includes descriptions of progress in developing countries, such as China, Pakistan, Chechnya and Ecuador
  • Demonstrates how individual clinicians in remote areas are able to tap into advice from their peers and, very motivationally, to feel part of their profession and of an international group of colleagues

Summary

Telecommunications bring the potential to improve both the quality of and access to health care in the remotest areas of the developing world. Telemedicine offers solutions for emergency medical assistance, long distance consultation, administration and logistics, supervision and quality assurance and education and training for health-care professionals and providers.

Telehealth in the Developing World aims to balance the relative lack of published information on successful telehealth solutions in the developing world. It is written for all e-health and telehealth proponents interested in learning about, or contributing to the implementation of, appropriate solutions for 80% of the world's population.

Topics featured include:
  • Teledermatology in Cambodia
  • Telepediatrics in Chechnya
  • Telepathology in India - using digital cameras and email
  • HealthNet networks in Nepal
  • Medical missions for Children in Mongolia
  • International HIV/AIDS discussion lists
  • The Aga Khan Telehealth Network in Pakistan
  • Access to mobile phones and internet in the Philippines
  • Exchanging X-ray images in Ghana
  • Web-based oncology registries and a virtual oncology hospital in Brazil
  • Surgical training in the developing world
  • The iPath international email network

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