WHAT IS TELEMEDICINE?
There are many, many websites concerning the field of Telemedicine, We have tried to winnow the group down, to the most important Telehealth Sites, according to the ATA. It seems that Telemedicine has a significant presence in the USA, Canada, Australia, and India, judging by the websites.
1) The American Telemedicine Association
2) Arizona Telemedicine Program
Looks like a fantastic, widepread program; looks like probably one of the best in the USA
3) Iinformation and networking source for ehealth, telehealth, home health and telemedicine
4) Telemental Health Institute
5) Hardin Meta Directory – Telemedicine
6) Pan American Health Organization
7) From the AAP Grapevine…Telepsychiatry
8) Association of Telemedicine Service Providers (ATSP)
Carolyn Bloch: Leader in Telemedicine News
DistillInfo: Telehealth Great source of TeleHealth News
News briefs and information from Federal agencies and Capitol Hill on government activities, legislation, and grants of interest to the telemedicine, telehealth, and health IT community.
HELPFUL LINKS TO TELEMEDICINE INDUSTRY (Thanks to Carolyn Bloch)
The following links are of use to anyone interested researching the Federal government or the telemedicine industy:
(ATSP) is an international membership-based organization dedicated to improving health care through growth of the telehealth industry.
Publications for professionals and the public on telehealth. Telemedicine activity reports from surveys identify and analyze programs in the United States and include information on location, clinical services offered, and types of equipment used.
Online bibliographic, program, vendor, and meeting databases published and updated twice monthly by ASTP.
A professional membership organization that promotes telemedicine in the health care field.
Involved in using telemedicine in clinics, and in research projects. The network works with counties, communities, health departments, and hospitals to bring telemedicine to delivery areas.
A leading provider of Telehealth and eHealth information to organizations, associations, professionals, vendors and those they serve.
Gathers and analyzes information related to the legal and regulatory aspects of telemedicine. Publications and issue briefs available along with conferences presented on a
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A cardiologist with an MBA has launched a telemedicine business starting with international retailer Walmart (NYSE: WMT) with the goal of providing affordable healthcare in areas underserved by providers.
Dr.Raj Shah, who runs a 37 year-old, 10-physician cardiology and internal medicine practice in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, is the founder of Telemed Ventures and CEO of Smart Care Doc. Having formed the company nearly three years ago, he opened its first telemedicine unit in Bensalem in suburban Philadelphia and another is scheduled to open in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania later this month.
The unit includes a flat screen TV and a dentist-style chair and has a set of bluetooth-enabled medical devices administered by an on site nurse including a digital stethoscope, a handheld EKG device, a finger pulse reader and a digital thermometer. A light pen camera is used to look into ears, at the throat or skin lesions. All of the readings from these devices can be transmitted to the attending physician or entered into a computer and sent to the physician in real time. Nurses also provide immunizations, minor wound care, and other services.
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