Telemedicine across the ages

Smith, Anthony C. and Gray, Leonard C. (2009) Telemedicine across the ages. Medical Journal of Australia, 190 1: 15-19.

Author Smith, Anthony C.
Gray, Leonard C.
Title Telemedicine across the ages
Journal name Medical Journal of Australia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0025-729X
Publication date 2009-01-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 190
Issue 1
Start page 15
End page 19
Total pages 5
Editor Martin Van Der Weyden
Place of publication Strawberry Hills, N.S.W., Australia
Publisher Australasian Medical Publishing Company
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
9202 Health and Support Services
920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified
1005 Communications Technologies
1117 Public Health and Health Services
1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences
Formatted abstract
• Telemedicine can help improve access to health care for people in rural and remote communities, but its uptake has been slow and fragmented.
• A telepaediatric service in Queensland, initiated in 2000, has made use of mobile "robot" videoconferencing systems. It has been cost-effective and well accepted by patients and clinicians.
• Telegeriatric services were instigated in Queensland in 2005, principally using videoconferencing. Telegeriatrics has been ideal for frail older patients in remote areas.
• For telemedicine to become a mainstream service, its focus must move beyond simply the provision of equipment and network connectivity.
• Telemedicine must be funded adequately if it is to be successful.
Keyword Telemedicine
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2010 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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