Telemedicine in Low-Resource Settings

Editors: Richard Wootton and Laurent Bonnardot
Frontiers Research Topics, March 2015

128 pp. 13.6 MB
http://journal.frontiersin.org/researchtopic/2506/pdfpic-001_resize

Telemedicine networks to support healthcare workers in resource-limited settings (often for humanitarian purposes) have evolved over the last decade or so in a largely autonomous way. Communication between them has been informal and relatively limited in scope. This situation could be improved by developing a comprehensive approach to the collection and dissemination of information. There is little published information about the performance of these telemedicine networks (and methods for measuring it), about how best to manage them, and about how to share resources between them.

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