E-Health, Telehealth, and Telemedicine: A Guide to Startup and Success / Edition 1

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E-Health, Telehealth, and Telemedicine is a hands-on resource that shows how communication technologies can be designed, implemented, and managed to help health care professionals expand and transform their organizations. Step by step the authors reveal how to introduce innovative communication tools to a wide range of health care settings. This indispensable book contains a wealth of information, suggestions, and advice about program development, ethical, legal and regulatory issues, and and technical options.

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"The authors bring diverse expertise to the book." (E-Streams, 3/02)

"Having read this book, you are now well enough informed to plan what you want to do, how you want to do it, and when." (APA Review of Books, 2003)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787944209
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/28/2001
  • Series: Jossey-Bass Health Series
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 1,190,337
  • Product dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Meet the Author

MARLENE M. MAHEU is the CEO and president of E-Health Interactive and founder and editor in chief of SelfhelpMagazine.com. She is also the director of telehealth and e-health for Alliant University.

PAMELA WHITTEN is assistant professor, in the Department of Telecommunications at Michigan State University where she is the principal investigator for a number of telehealth and e-mail research projects. Formerly she was the director of telemedicine services at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

ACE ALLEN is the editor in chief of Telemedicine Today Magazine, associate professor in the Department of Medicine at University of Kansas Medical Center, and CEO of Today Communications, Inc.

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Table of Contents

Foreword (Evan Melrose, M.D.).


The Authors xvii

1 History, Definitions, and Current Applications.

2 From Telemedicine and Telehealth to E-Health.

3 Telecommunication Technologies in Health Care.

4 Clinical Applications.

5 Special Settings.

6 Computerization of Medical Records and E-Health Services.

7 Privacy, Confidentiality, Security, and Data Integrity.

8 Legal and Ethical Issues.

9 Malpractice and Risk Management.

10 A Beginner’s Blueprint: How to Get Started.

11 Research: Issues, Methods, and Outcomes.

12 Visions into the Future of Health Care.

Appendix A: Tips from the Experts.

Appendix B: Vendor Agreements: A Primer.

Appendix C: Videoconferencing Room Requirements and Etiquette.




Subject Index.

Name Index.

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