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Telemedicine for Children's Health

Series: TELe-Health

Capello, Fabio, Naimoli, Andrea E., Pili, Giuseppe (Eds.)

2014, XII, 125 p. 10 illus., 4 illus. in color.

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  • Addresses the real needs that telemedicine and developers are asked to meet
  • Explores the role of telemedicine in both low- and high-income settings, as well as extreme or complex scenarios
  • Discusses Web 2.0 potentialities
  • Oriented toward primary care

This book describes in detail the potential role of ICT and electronic systems, together with the application of Web 2.0 technologies, in telepediatrics and child health. Rather than simply proposing engineering solutions that may soon become outdated, it is designed to address those real needs that telemedicine and developers are asked to meet. The orientation of the book is very much toward primary care, and both low- and high-income settings as well as extreme or complex scenarios are considered. The first two sections of the book describe different fields of application, such as the community, the hospital, and children with chronic illnesses or special needs, and examine technical issues. The use of telemedicine in delivery of care in extreme rural settings and developing countries is then discussed, with attention also to major emergencies and humanitarian crises. The closing chapters consider the role of modern technologies in the education of caregivers who work with children.

Child health is a crucial issue in both industrialized and developing countries. Telemedicine for Children’s Health will be an excellent guide to the potential value of telemedicine devices in reducing the burden for children and parents and in offering quick and concrete solutions in low-resource scenarios.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Rural settings - Telemedicine and emergency medical care - Telemedicine and primary care - Telepediatrics - e-learning

Related subjects » Bioinformatics - Education & Language - HCI - Medicine - Pediatrics

Table of contents 

1 Perceived needs in paediatrics and children’s health: Overview and Background.- PART I FIELDS OF APPLICATION: 2 The Community.- 3 Telemedicine in acute settings and secondary care: The Hospital.- 4 Management at home: The chronic child.- 5 Overtaking the distances: The child with special needs.- PART II TECHNICAL ISSUES: 6 Connectivity, Devices and Interfaces: Worldwide interconnections.- 7 Technology and Social Web: Social worldwide interactions.- PART III COMPLEX SCENARIOS AND SPECIAL SETTINGS: 8 Rural and Extreme Rural Settings: Reducing Distances and Managing Extreme Scenarios.- 9 Telepediatrics in Developing Countries: A better care for children in low-income settings.- PART IV e-LEARNING: 10 eLearning: Distant learning for health professionals that works with children.- 11 Health Education: Teaching healthy lifestyles for a high quality of life.- 12 Conclusions.

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