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ISBN: 9781789854978 9781789854985 Year: Pages: 80 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.78461 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Medicine (General)
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The practice of telemedicine enables the remote practice of medicine across a wide spectrum of medical specialties, from radiology to psychiatry and intensive care. Progressing from the telegraph to telephone, to video and to remote-sensing devices, telemedicine now brings specialty medical care to all regions of the global community. Telemedicine research now includes investigation into optimal data transmission and legislative issues, in addition to the development of improved medical devices. This collection of the latest thinking by experts in the telemedicine field will help readers stay abreast of the latest developments in this important field of medicine.

Telemedicine in Low-Resource Settings

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Book Series: Frontiers Research Topics ISSN: 16648714 ISBN: 9782889195053 Year: Pages: 127 DOI: 10.3389/978-2-88919-505-3 Language: English
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Subject: Public Health --- Medicine (General)
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Telemedicine networks to support healthcare workers in resource-limited settings (often for humanitarian purposes) have evolved over the last decade or so in a largely autonomous way. Communication between them has been informal and relatively limited in scope. This situation could be improved by developing a comprehensive approach to the collection and dissemination of information.A recent review identified seven telemedicine networks, each of which had been in operation for at least five years and which provided store-and-forward telemedicine services to doctors in low- and middle-income countries. These networks provide clinically useful services and improved healthcare access. However, like much of telemedicine, the formal evidence for their cost-effectiveness remains weak.Topics of current research interest therefore include the cost-effectiveness of telemedicine in resource-limited settings. Outcomes data (and methods for gathering it) such as patient quality of life following a telemedicine episode, the knowledge-gain of healthcare staff involved in telemedicine, and staff recruitment and retention in rural areas are also of interest. Finally, there is little published information about the performance of these telemedicine networks (and methods for measuring it), about how best to manage them, and about how to share resources between them.A collection of articles reporting the current evidence supporting the use of telemedicine in resource-limited settings would build the evidence base and should provide a focus for future research. It would also serve to raise the profile of this potentially important research field.

Beyond Techno-Utopia: Critical Approaches to Digital Health Technologies

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ISBN: 9783038420606 9783038420613 Year: Pages: 168 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03842-061-3 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
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The title for this special issue was devised as a direct challenge to the prevailing solutionist and instrumental approaches to the application of digital technologies to medicine and public health. In formulating the idea and title for the special issue, I wanted to inspire some provocative and challenging commentary and research on what I interpreted as a dominantly techno-utopian position on digital health. One important approach that I particularly wanted to encourage, and which I articulate in my own contribution to the special issue, is that which views digital health technologies as social, cultural and material artefacts which have political implications and embodied entanglements with humans and other nonhuman actors.- Deborah Lupton, Guest Editor

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