Telecommunications bring the potential to improve both the quality of and access to health care in the remotest areas of the developing world. Telemedicine offers solutions for emergency medical assistance, long distance consultation, administration and logistics, supervision and quality assurance and education and training for health-care professionals and providers.
Telehealth in the Developing World aims to balance the relative lack of published information on successful telehealth solutions in the developing world. It is written for all e-health and telehealth proponents interested in learning about, or contributing to the implementation of, appropriate solutions for 80% of the world's population.
Topics featured include:
Teledermatology in Cambodia
Telepediatrics in Chechnya
Telepathology in India - using digital cameras and email
HealthNet networks in Nepal
Medical missions for Children in Mongolia
International HIV/AIDS discussion lists
The Aga Khan Telehealth Network in Pakistan
Access to mobile phones and internet in the Philippines
Exchanging X-ray images in Ghana
Web-based oncology registries and a virtual oncology hospital in Brazil