Medicine

Physicians in India Utilize Telemedicine to Diagnose and Treat Rural Population

According to a recent World Bank study India is the world’s second most populace country with over 1.1 billion people currently residing in the nation. In 1983, India initiated its first National Health Policy with an ambitious goal to provide Health for All by the year 2000 through comprehensive primary health care services. However, given

Canada’s Telemedicine Network Treats Hundreds of Patients

A 2009 Gartner Report indicates that telemedicine has been a tremendous success in the province of Ontario, Canada. From 2008 to 2009, more than 2,008 clinicians conducted 70,600 telemedicine sessions using the Ontario Telemedicine Network. The Ontario Telemedicine Network estimates that these videoconferencing sessions have saved patients millions of kilometers of travel. Moreover, they have

Teletherapy is Successful in Treating Patients with Cognitive Disorders

Here is a video of patients discussing their positive experiences with cognitive teletherapy. The patients use a system called the CSI Teletherapy System, a computer program with mentally challenging exercises to stimulate new neurological connections in users. Patients who have used this teletherapy system have recovered from post-stroke-related cognitive issues and other neurological disorders without

Telemedicine Helps Rural SLPs Diagnose Dysphagia

In a 2006 ASHA Leader article, Kristy Potter, a speech-language pathologist in rural Kansas, asserts that telemedicine technology has helped her complete numerous videoswallow evaluations and provide more comprehensive care for her patients. She admits that prior to using telemedicine, she was not confident in diagnosing patients for dysphagia. She was often the only SLP

Telepractice Brings Speech Therapy to Patients from Hawaii to Japan

In 2005, the Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, HI experimented with a telepractice program that delivered speech therapy to patients stationed in remote areas of Japan. An article in The ASHA Leader noted that prior to the telepractice program, patients had to be air evacuated from Japan to Hawaii to attend speech therapy sessions.