Accession Number : ADA322127
Title : Telemedicine: Federal Strategy Is Needed to Guide Investments.
Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV
PDF Url : ADA322127
Report Date : FEB 1997
Pagination or Media Count : 104
Abstract : During a deployment in the Western Pacific region, a sailor aboard the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln became seriously injured and was seen and treated by a specialist in San Diego 6,OOO miles away. Doctor and patient were linked by telemedicine, which, in its broadest sense, refers to the use of communications technology to help deliver medical care without regard to the distance that separates the participants. In addition to the Department of Defense (DOD), other federal agencies, state governments, and private organizations support telemedicine initiatives.
Descriptors : *TELEVISION SYSTEMS, *MEDICAL SERVICES, *HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, DEPLOYMENT, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, ORGANIZATIONS, STRATEGY, REGIONS, MEDICINE, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, PACIFIC OCEAN, PHYSICIANS, LINKAGES, WEST(DIRECTION).
Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE