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Health - Telemedicine

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Health - Telemedicine

  1. 1. Telemedicine<br />3.3 Health<br />
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  3. 3. Definition<br />“The use of telecommunication technologies to deliver medical information and services to locations at a distance from the care giver or educator.”<br />
  4. 4. COMMUNICATION<br />Still images<br />Audio feeds<br />Telephone calls <br />e-mails <br />Video transmissions<br />
  5. 5. Store and forward<br />
  6. 6. Remote<br />Monitoring<br />
  7. 7. Interactive<br />
  8. 8. Advantages<br /><ul><li>Helps people in isolated areas receive health care
  9. 9. May keep people working longer
  10. 10. Keeps people from traveling to the hospital which in turn can save gas and stop pollution
  11. 11. Helps specialists communicate with other specialists in other countries
  12. 12. Can be used to educate doctors
  13. 13. A benefit for the physically disabled - do not need to leave their home
  14. 14. Can weaken geographical barriers </li></li></ul><li>Disadvantages<br /><ul><li>The distribution of technology is difficult – not everyone who needs it receives it
  15. 15. Specialists need to be trained to use telemedicine – which is not offered everywhere
  16. 16. Not everyone has access to a computer or video monitor
  17. 17. Language barriers may present a problem </li></li></ul><li>Telesurgery<br />
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  19. 19. TelecardiologyTeleradiology<br />
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  21. 21. Telepsychiatry<br />
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  23. 23. Telepharmacy<br />
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  25. 25. Social and Ethical Issues?<br />
  26. 26. Telemedicine<br />3.3 Health<br />

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