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Overview

Telemedicine has the potential to significantly alter structures, procedures, and eventually outcomes in healthcare structures worldwide. Today the field of telemedicine is still dominated by very committed efforts of research and development. However, there is a growing number of concepts and applications which have been implemented in clinical routine or are ready to be implemented. Health care providers, patients, third party payers, and not at least policy makers should be informed about these rapidly emerging applications, which could have a considerable impact on the delivery of health care. This book offers a comprehensive source of information not only for experts but also for the target groups mentioned above. It provides background information on legal aspects, issues concerning further development, and evaluation of telemedicine applications. The work also presents numerous projects covering the clinical fields of emergency medicine, surgery, oncology, cardiology, endocrinology, ophthalmology, dermatology, radiology, pathology, psychiatry and other clinical specialties. Recognizing the Internet as a major source of information on issues related to telemedicine and information technology in general, a 'Webliography' provides links to a selection of the most relevant Web sites on the Internet.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Editorial 3
Acknowledgements 4
The Impact of Telemedicine on Health Care Management - Opening Remarks 5
The G8-Global Health Care Applications Project (GHAP) and its Role for the Development of National Telemedicine Activities 7
International Concerted Action on Collaboration in Telemedicine: G8 sub-project 4 12
Towards a Methodology for Developing and Implementing Best Practices in Telehealth and Telemedicine 23
Theory of Use behind Telehealth Applications 29
The Value of an Evaluation Framework for Telehealth Initiatives 39
Assessing the Impact of Telemedicine on Health Care Management 46
A Review of Japanese Telemedicine Research and Global Co-operation 52
Telehealth in British Columbia: From Design to Delivery 58
The SIREN Legal Workshops: List of Urgent Legal Actions for Telemedicine 61
Health Care Professionals Protocol for Secure Online Transmission of Patient Data 65
Results of European Projects Enabling Secure Regional, National and International Health Care Networks 73
NOAH - A Mobile Emergency Care System 85
MediLink: A Wearable Telemedicine System for Emergency and Mobile Applications 93
Integration of Quality Programs by Telemedicine in Surgical Services 108
Telemedicine in Neurosurgical Daily Practice 115
Perfect DiViSy Technology for Video Network in Medicine (Moscow Information Network for Teleoncology) 119
A Controlled Pilot Study in the Use of Telemedicine in the Community on the Management of Heart Failure - A Report of the First three Months - 126
Telematic-Based Model of Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Coronary Syndromes 138
Telemedicine and Diabetes 142
Telemedicine Based Screening of Infants at Risk for Retinopathy of Prematurity 155
ByOPHTEL: A Bavarian Project for Rapid Telemedical Exchange of Knowledge, Files and Skills between Practitioners and Hospitals in Eye Care 164
Collaborative Telemedicine between Optometry and Ophthalmology: An Initiative from the University of Houston 173
Web-based Teledermatology Consult System: Preliminary Results from the first 100 Cases 179
Are Dermatologists in Private Practice Interested in Teledermatological Services? 185
European Field Tests with HISTKOM Telepathology Equipment 192
Economic Analysis of Teleradiology Applications with KAMEDIN 208
WWW-Based Access to Radiological Patient Data: Two Years of Experience 217
Southern Health Board - Advanced Telematic / Telemedicine in Healthcare Services in the South West of Ireland 230
Remote Communities Services Telecentre Project 241
"HausTeleDienst" - A CATV-based Interactive Video Service for Elderly People 245
Fonetix: Building Virtual Speech Therapy Practicum over the Internet 253
Evaluation of a Canadian Telepsychiatry Service 262
Functional Characteristics of the Telemedical Network for the Medical Service of the Bundeswehr for Support of Operations Outside Germany and Civil-Military Co-operation 270
Suggested Telemedicine Websites 277
Author Index 281
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