A review of guidelines and standards for telemedicine

Loane, M and Wootton, R (2002) A review of guidelines and standards for telemedicine. Journal of Telemedicine And Telecare, 8 2: 63-71. doi:10.1258/1357633021937479

Author Loane, M
Wootton, R
Title A review of guidelines and standards for telemedicine
Journal name Journal of Telemedicine And Telecare   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1357-633X
ISBN 1357-633x
Publication date 2002
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1258/1357633021937479
Volume 8
Issue 2
Start page 63
End page 71
Total pages 9
Editor Prof Richard Wootton
Place of publication London
Publisher Royal Society of Medicine
Collection year 2002
Language eng
Subject C1
329999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
730199 Clinical health not specific to particular organs, diseases and conditions
Abstract We conducted a review to establish the range and scope of current telemedicine guidelines and standards. Published guidelines were identified by searching the Medline and Telemedicine Information Exchange (TIE) databases, and by performing a Google search using the term 'telemedicine guidelines'. Three types of guidelines were identified, namely clinical, operational and technical. Clinical guidelines included those for teleradiology, telepsychiatry, home telenursing, minor injuries telemedicine, surgical telemedicine, teledermatology and telepathology. Operational guidelines included those for email communication, Internet access and videoconferencing. Technical guidelines included those from the American Telemedicine Association and the US Office for the Advancement of Telehealth. The main standards relevant to telemedicine include those of the International Telecommunication Union and the DICOM standard. The scarcity of guidelines and standards suggests that telemedicine is not yet near to routine use. If an international telemedicine organization were to take responsibility for defining guidelines, under the direction of clinicians with appropriate telemedicine experience, this might speed up their development.
Keyword Health Care Sciences & Services
Minor Injuries Telemedicine
Q-Index Code C1
Additional Notes This document is a journal review.

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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