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Perceptions of the Benefits of Telemedicine in Rural Communities

Author: Potter, Andrew J; Ward, Marcia M; Natafgi, Nabil; Ullrich, Fred; MacKinney, A Clinton; Bell, Amanda L; Mueller, Keith J

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: July 2016


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Telemedicine is a means of improving care quality and access in rural areas, but limited evidence is available on how telemedicine affects the hospital-community relationship. We examined hospital staff perceptions about the ways in which rural communities benefited from....

Effect of Telehealth Interventions on Hospitalization Indicators: A Systematic Review

Author: Kalankesh, Leila R.; Pourasghar, Faramarz; Nicholson, Lorraine; Ahmadi, Shamim; Hosseini, Azamol-sadat

Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management

Publication Date: October 2016


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Background: Telehealth has been defined as the remote delivery of healthcare services using information and communication technology. Where resource-limited health systems face challenges caused by the increasing burden of chronic diseases and an aging global population,....

Patient Side of Telemedicine

Author: Chenoweth, Ann

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: March 2017



Two years ago, I travelled to central Honduras to volunteer my time and HIM expertise at a clinic that supports the primary care needs of 90,000 people. It was an experience I’ll never forget. Access to specialists is few and far between so the clinic had recently implemented telemedicine....

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