Fundamentals of Telemedicine and Telehealth

Fundamentals of Telemedicine and Telehealth
Author: Shashi Gogia
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2019-10-27
ISBN 10: 012814310X
ISBN 13: 9780128143100
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Telemedicine and Telehealth Book Review:

Fundamentals of Telemedicine and Telehealth provides an overview on the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to solve health problems, especially for people living in remote and underserviced areas. With the advent of new technologies and improvement of internet connectivity, telehealth has become a new subject requiring a new understanding of IT devices and how to utilize them to fulfill health needs. The book discusses topics such as digitizing patient information, technology requirements, existing resources, planning for telehealth projects, and primary care and specialized applications. Additionally, it discusses the use of telemedicine for patient empowerment and telecare in remote locations. Authored by IMIA Telehealth working group, this book is a valuable source for graduate students, healthcare workers, researchers and clinicians interested in using telehealth as part of their practice or research. Presents components of healthcare that can be benefitted from remote access and when to rely on them Explains the current technologies and tools and how to put them to effective use in daily healthcare Provides legal provisions for telehealth implementation, discussing the risks of remote healthcare provision and cross border care

TELEMEDICINE TECHNOLOGY AND APPLICATIONS MHEALTH TELEHEALTH AND EHEALTH

TELEMEDICINE TECHNOLOGY AND APPLICATIONS  MHEALTH  TELEHEALTH AND EHEALTH
Author: R.S. KHANDPUR
Publsiher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
Total Pages: 524
Release: 2017-05-01
ISBN 10: 812035303X
ISBN 13: 9788120353039
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

TELEMEDICINE TECHNOLOGY AND APPLICATIONS MHEALTH TELEHEALTH AND EHEALTH Book Review:

Having now come of age, telemedicine has the potential of having a greater impact on the future of medicine than any other modality. Telemedicine, in the final analysis, brings reality to the vision of an enhanced accessibility of medical care and a global network of healthcare, which was not even imagined two decades ago. Today, the field of telemedicine has expanded rapidly and is likely to assume greater importance in healthcare delivery in the coming times. To address the developing trend of telemedicine applications in both urban and rural areas throughout the world, this book has been designed to discuss different technologies which are being applied in the field of telemedicine and their applications including advances in wireless technologies, the use of fibre optics in telecommunication, availability of broadband Internet, digital imaging technologies and compressed video techniques that have eliminated the problems of telemedicine and also reduced the cost. Starting with the basic hospital based telemedicine system and leading to mHealth, teleHealth and eHealth, the book covers as to how various physiological signals are acquired from the body, processed and used for monitoring the patients anywhere anytime. The book is primarily intended for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Instrumentation, Computer Science and Information Technology and Hospital Management and Nursing. KEY FEATURES • Covers all aspects of telemedicine technology, including medical devices, telecommunications, networking and interfacing techniques • Provides step-by-step coverage on how to set up a telemedicine centre • Includes broad application areas of telemedicine • Covers essentials of telemedicine including mHealth, eHealth and teleHealth • Provides abbreviations/acronyms and glossary of commonly used terms in telemedicine

Telemedicine Telehealth Reference Guide First Edition

Telemedicine   Telehealth Reference Guide   First Edition
Author: AAPC
Publsiher: AAPC
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2020-04-28
ISBN 10: 1626889880
ISBN 13: 9781626889880
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Telemedicine Telehealth Reference Guide First Edition Book Review:

Grow your practice and improve your patient outcomes with a thriving telemedicine program. Telehealth and telemedicine services are growing rapidly—and with growth comes evolving guidelines and regulations. Meeting compliance and coding protocols can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Trust the experts at AAPC to leverage the advantages of telehealth and build your practice’s volume. The Telemedicine & Telehealth Reference Guide will put you on the path to reimbursement, walking you through covered services, new code options, proper modifier use, conditions of payment, security protocols, and more. This end-to-end resource takes the guess work out of best practices and Federal regulations governing virtual care. Nail down the ABCs of telemedicine and discover how to put them to work for you. Give your patients the care options they expect with a vital telemedicine program: Navigate the Ins and Outs of Telemedicine and Telehealth Discover Best Practices for Billing Telehealth Services Nail Down Where Telehealth Services Can Take Place and Who Can Perform Them Tackle HIPAA and Compliance Issues for Telemedicine and Telehealth Get to Know the Basics on Telehealth Reimbursement Ace Accurate Coding for Telemedicine and Telehealth with Practical Examples Learn How to Modify the Modifiers for Telehealth Services Get Up to Speed on Credentials and Privileges Power Up Your Claim Submittals for Services Furnished Via Telehealth Gain Tips for Managing the Rapidly Changing Telehealth Technology Capitalize on New Telemedicine Options from CMS Glossary of Telemedicine and Telehealth Terminology And much more!

Essentials of Telemedicine and Telecare

Essentials of Telemedicine and Telecare
Author: A. C. Norris
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 177
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015054135408
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essentials of Telemedicine and Telecare Book Review:

Rapid advancement of telecommunications and information technology has created the potential for high-quality expert healthcare to be delivered when and where it is needed. This text charts the development of the telemedicine industry, defines its current scope and reveals the potential of new methodologies. * Explains the main features of telemedicine and telecare * Reviews the technology needed for telemedicine * Describes how to develop, deliver and evaluate telemedicine services * Considers the associated ethical and legal issues * Includes an in-depth survey of the literature with over 300 references to research articles and hyperlinks to associated websites This text provides a good working knowledge of the subject matter. It will be indispensable for all students on courses related to medicine and health care management. It also addresses the strategic, technical and operational issues faced by clinicians and health care managers considering the introduction of telemedicine services offering solutions for a variety of situations.

Telemedicine and Telehealth

Telemedicine and Telehealth
Author: Adam Darkins, MD, MPH, FRCS,Adam William Darkins,Margaret Ann Cary,Margaret Cary, MD, MBA, MPH
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2000-03
ISBN 10: 9780826113023
ISBN 13: 0826113028
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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M Health

M Health
Author: Robert S. H. Istepanian,Bryan Woodward
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2016-11-14
ISBN 10: 1118496981
ISBN 13: 9781118496985
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

M Health Book Review:

Addresses recent advances from both the clinical and technological perspectives to provide a comprehensive presentation of m-Health This book introduces the concept of m-Health, first coined by Robert S. H. Istepanian in 2003. The evolution of m-Health since then—how it was transformed from an academic concept to a global healthcare technology phenomenon—is discussed. Afterwards the authors describe in detail the basics of the three enabling scientific technological elements of m-Health (sensors, computing, and communications), and how each of these key ingredients has evolved and matured over the last decade. The book concludes with detailed discussion of the future of m-Health and presents future directions to potentially shape and transform healthcare services in the coming decades. In addition, this book: Discusses the rapid evolution of m-Health in parallel with the maturing process of its enabling technologies, from bio-wearable sensors to the wireless and mobile communication technologies from IOT to 5G systems and beyond Includes clinical examples and current studies, particularly in acute and chronic disease management, to illustrate some of the relevant medical aspects and clinical applications of m-Health Describes current m-Health ecosystems and business models Covers successful applications and deployment examples of m-Health in various global health settings, particularly in developing countries

Telemedicine and Telehealth 2 0

Telemedicine and Telehealth 2 0
Author: Victor Lyuboslavsky
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2015-11-03
ISBN 10: 9781515135708
ISBN 13: 1515135705
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Telemedicine and Telehealth 2 0 Book Review:

Telemedicine and telehealth provide convenience, efficiency, and quality care for both medical providers and patients. From his day-to-day experience running the telemedicine technology team at mdPortal.com, Victor Lyuboslavsky presents a detailed look at the past, the present, and the future opportunities in telemedicine. Over the past decade, the telemedicine technologies and use models have matured. Today we live in the era of Telemedicine 2.0, where physicians and patients can interact remotely and transfer medical data using their own general-purpose computing devices. This book is an overview and a practical guide covering the major types of telemedicine. It explains how today's medical providers are making the best use of telehealth. Victor covers the benefits and challenges of store-and-forward telemedicine, real-time telemedicine, and remote patient monitoring. For medical providers considering the transition to telemedicine, this book gives detailed advice on getting up and running quickly, and suggestions on squeezing the most value out of telemedicine. For patients curious to know more, this book gives the full picture of telemedicine, including what goes on behind the scenes at the doctor's office. The health care industry is shifting to embrace the telemedicine virtual visit. Based on his interactions with medical providers, health care professionals, and patients, Victor uncovers the many opportunities and obstacles in the current transition. Telemedicine is the future. Let's not keep the future waiting.

Understanding Telehealth

Understanding Telehealth
Author: Karen Rheuban,Elizabeth A. Krupinski
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-12-22
ISBN 10: 1259837416
ISBN 13: 9781259837418
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Telehealth Book Review:

The first complete guide to the rapidly expanding field of telehealth From email to videoconferencing, telehealth puts real-time healthcare solutions at patients’ and clinicians’ fingertips. Every year, the field continues to evolve, enhancing access to healthcare, supporting clinicians, and improving the patient experience. However, since telehealth is in its infancy, no text has offered a comprehensive, definitive survey of this up-and-coming field—until now. Written by past presidents of the American Telemedicine Association, Understanding Telehealth explains how clinical applications leveraging telehealth technology are optimizing healthcare delivery. In addition, this timely resource examines the bedrock principles of telehealth and highlights the safety standards involved in the diagnosis and treatment of patients through digital communications. Logically organized and supported by high-yield clinical vignettes, the book begins with essential background information, including a look at telehealth history, definitions and roles, and rural health. It then provides an overview of clinical services for adults, from telestroke to telepsychiatry. The third section addresses pediatric clinical services, encompassing pediatric emergency and critical care, telecardiology, and more. A groundbreaking resource: •Chapters cover a broad spectrum of technologies, evidence-based guidelines, and application of telehealth across the healthcare continuum •Ideal for medical staff, public healthcare executives, hospitals, clinics, payors, healthcare advocates, and researchers alike •Incisive coverage of the legal and regulatory environment underpinning telehealth practice

Telemedicine

Telemedicine
Author: Institute of Medicine,Committee on Evaluating Clinical Applications of Telemedicine
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1996-11-08
ISBN 10: 0309055318
ISBN 13: 9780309055314
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Telemedicine Book Review:

Telemedicine--the use of information and telecommunications technologies to provide and support health care when distance separates the participants--is receiving increasing attention not only in remote areas where health care access is troublesome but also in urban and suburban locations. Yet the benefits and costs of this blend of medicine and digital technologies must be better demonstrated before today's cautious decisionmakers invest significant funds in its development. Telemedicine presents a framework for evaluating patient care applications of telemedicine. The book identifies managerial, technical, policy, legal, and human factors that must be taken into account in evaluating a telemedicine program. The committee reviews previous efforts to establish evaluation frameworks and reports on results from several completed studies of image transmission, consulting from remote locations, and other telemedicine programs. The committee also examines basic elements of an evaluation and considers relevant issues of quality, accessibility, and cost of health care. Telemedicine will be of immediate interest to anyone with interest in the clinical application of telemedicine.

Telemedicine Telehealth and Telepresence

Telemedicine  Telehealth and Telepresence
Author: Rifat Latifi,Charles R. Doarn,Ronald C. Merrell
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 493
Release: 2021-02-04
ISBN 10: 9783030569167
ISBN 13: 3030569160
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Telemedicine Telehealth and Telepresence Book Review:

Telemedicine and telehealth have consistently been shown to be effective for remote areas or limited-resource locations, regular medical and surgical practice, primary care, second opinion, extreme conditions, major crises, and disaster management. The aim of this book is to bring all aspects of telemedicine and e-health to the reader, in a simple, make-sense approach, in one tome. The book is structured in four parts with 29 chapters written by the best experts in the field from around the world, including clinicians, scientists, and administrators of telemedicine programs. Part I deals with basic principles of telemedicine and telepresence. Historical journeys of telemedicine and strategies, building sustainable telemedicine and telehealth programs in the United States and in the Balkans, as well as incorporation of telemedicine in the current ongoing pandemic COVID-19 are well described and are must read. Current technological developments, rules and regulations, legal and business aspects and consent are also addressed. Part II describes strategies for building sustainable telemedicine and telehealth programs. Telehealth patient portals and public-private partnership modes of technology, as well the role of international telemedicine and how to make it work, are valuable chapters of great significance. Part III describes outcomes-based evidence clinical applications of telemedicine in trauma, burns, intensive care, pediatric care, psychiatry, and stroke. Finally, one important chapter for the readers is the telemedicine for prison and jail population. The final part, Part IV depicts surgical telementoring and teleproctoring, a chapter written by 18 various surgical experts, a true gem for the readers. The book ends with promises and hurdles of telemedicine in austere conditions. Telemedicine, Telehealth and Telepresence serves as a valuable resource that focuses on providing patients care from a distance using store and forward technology to live actual performance of operations at a distance.

Telemedicine Technologies

Telemedicine Technologies
Author: Bernard Fong,A. C. M. Fong,C. K. Li
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2011-07-28
ISBN 10: 1119956528
ISBN 13: 9781119956525
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Telemedicine Technologies Book Review:

This book brings together a broad range of topics demonstrating how information and wireless technologies can be used in healthcare In this book, the authors focus on how medical information can be reliably transmitted through wireless communication networks. It explains how they can be optimized to carry medical information in various situations by utilizing readily available traditional wireless local area network (WLAN) and broadband wireless access (BWA) systems. In addition, the authors discuss consumer healthcare technology, which is becoming more popular as reduction in manufacturing cost of electronics products makes healthcare products more affordable to the general public. Finally, the book explores topics such as communication networks and services, patient monitoring, information processing, system deployment, data security and privacy, information technology in alternative medicine, multimedia and health informatics, and caring for the community. Key Features: Focuses on the transmission of medical information over wireless communication networks, and addresses topics such as communication networks and services, patient monitoring, information processing, system deployment, data security and privacy, and many others Provides an in-depth introduction to the various factors that need to be considered for supporting healthcare services with information technology Covers advancements in topics such as RFID in healthcare Discusses medical signal processing as well as ECG and signal processing techniques This book will be of interest to advanced students and professors in biomedical engineering, bioinformatics, and information engineering. Medical and IT professionals involved in specifying new facilities, healthcare practitioners in telemedicine, researchers in wireless communications and information technology, and network administrators will also find this book insightful.

Communications and Networking

Communications and Networking
Author: Jun Peng
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2010-09-28
ISBN 10: 9533071141
ISBN 13: 9789533071145
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Communications and Networking Book Review:

This book "Communications and Networking" focuses on the issues at the lowest two layers of communications and networking and provides recent research results on some of these issues. In particular, it first introduces recent research results on many important issues at the physical layer and data link layer of communications and networking and then briefly shows some results on some other important topics such as security and the application of wireless networks. In summary, this book covers a wide range of interesting topics of communications and networking. The introductions, data, and references in this book will help the readers know more abut this topic and help them explore this exciting and fast-evolving field.

The Digitization of Healthcare

The Digitization of Healthcare
Author: Loick Menvielle,Anne-Françoise Audrain-Pontevia,William Menvielle
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 454
Release: 2017-08-11
ISBN 10: 1349951730
ISBN 13: 9781349951734
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Digitization of Healthcare Book Review:

Combining conceptual, pragmatic and operational approaches, this edited collection addresses the demand for knowledge and understanding of IT in the healthcare sector. With new technology outbreaks, our vision of healthcare has been drastically changed, switching from a ‘traditional’ path to a digitalized one. Providing an overview of the role of IT in the healthcare sector, The Digitization of Healthcare illustrates the potential benefits and challenges for all those involved in delivering care to the patient. The incursion of IT has disrupted the value chain and changed business models for companies working in the health sector, and also raised ethical issues and new paradigms about delivering care. This book illustrates the rise of patient empowerment through the development of patient communities such as PatientLikeMe, and medical collaborate platforms such as DockCheck, thus providing a necessary tool to patients, caregivers and academics alike.

Fundamentals of Clinical Data Science

Fundamentals of Clinical Data Science
Author: Pieter Kubben,Michel Dumontier,Andre Dekker
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 219
Release: 2018-12-21
ISBN 10: 3319997130
ISBN 13: 9783319997131
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Clinical Data Science Book Review:

This open access book comprehensively covers the fundamentals of clinical data science, focusing on data collection, modelling and clinical applications. Topics covered in the first section on data collection include: data sources, data at scale (big data), data stewardship (FAIR data) and related privacy concerns. Aspects of predictive modelling using techniques such as classification, regression or clustering, and prediction model validation will be covered in the second section. The third section covers aspects of (mobile) clinical decision support systems, operational excellence and value-based healthcare. Fundamentals of Clinical Data Science is an essential resource for healthcare professionals and IT consultants intending to develop and refine their skills in personalized medicine, using solutions based on large datasets from electronic health records or telemonitoring programmes. The book’s promise is “no math, no code”and will explain the topics in a style that is optimized for a healthcare audience.

Accountable Care Bridging the Health Information Technology Divide 1st Edition

Accountable Care  Bridging the Health Information Technology Divide  1st Edition
Author: J. M. Bohn
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 506
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9780983482475
ISBN 13: 0983482470
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Accountable Care Bridging the Health Information Technology Divide 1st Edition Book Review:

"Accountable Care: Bridging the Health Information Technology Divide, First Edition (Bridging the Divide), touches on many elements of the healthcare industry's technology journey toward more accountable and clinically integrated models of care delivery. The aging US and global population, complexity of the delivery systems, the continuous need for new innovation, and a greater emphasis on improving population health are key factors addressed throughout the text" --Back cover.

Fundamentals of Cancer Prevention

Fundamentals of Cancer Prevention
Author: David Alberts,Lisa M. Hess
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2008-09-24
ISBN 10: 3540689869
ISBN 13: 9783540689867
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Cancer Prevention Book Review:

An authoritative work that provides a detailed review of the current status of cancer prevention and control practice and research. This volume is an essential reference guide and tool for primary care physicians, the research community and students. Written as a collaborative work by the faculty of the nationally renowned Cancer Prevention and Control Program at the Arizona Cancer Center, this book brings together the expertise of specialists in the field of cancer prevention and control to provide the medical and research community that does not specialize in this field with insight to the disciplines of cancer prevention and control.

The Future of Nursing

The Future of Nursing
Author: Institute of Medicine,Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 700
Release: 2011-02-08
ISBN 10: 0309208955
ISBN 13: 9780309208956
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Future of Nursing Book Review:

The Future of Nursing explores how nurses' roles, responsibilities, and education should change significantly to meet the increased demand for care that will be created by health care reform and to advance improvements in America's increasingly complex health system. At more than 3 million in number, nurses make up the single largest segment of the health care work force. They also spend the greatest amount of time in delivering patient care as a profession. Nurses therefore have valuable insights and unique abilities to contribute as partners with other health care professionals in improving the quality and safety of care as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted this year. Nurses should be fully engaged with other health professionals and assume leadership roles in redesigning care in the United States. To ensure its members are well-prepared, the profession should institute residency training for nurses, increase the percentage of nurses who attain a bachelor's degree to 80 percent by 2020, and double the number who pursue doctorates. Furthermore, regulatory and institutional obstacles -- including limits on nurses' scope of practice -- should be removed so that the health system can reap the full benefit of nurses' training, skills, and knowledge in patient care. In this book, the Institute of Medicine makes recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.

Telemedicine

Telemedicine
Author: Andrea Kamenca
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 89
Release: 2017-07-18
ISBN 10: 9780999124437
ISBN 13: 0999124439
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Telemedicine Book Review:

What is telemedicine? What skills are needed to land telemedicine jobs? How is a successful telemedicine program developed? Written for health care administrators, health care providers, and information technology professionals, this health information technology guide offers a thorough foundation in telemedicine programs, projects and uses. Telemedicine: A Practical Guide for Professionals contains actionable information regarding the operational, legal, financial, clinical, and technology elements needed to develop successful telemedicine programs. It includes nearly 100 links to current resources and can be used as a comprehensive program outline. Telemedicine is critical to medicine's future.

Consumer Informatics and Digital Health

Consumer Informatics and Digital Health
Author: Margo Edmunds,Christopher Hass,Erin Holve
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2019-01-17
ISBN 10: 3319969064
ISBN 13: 9783319969060
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Consumer Informatics and Digital Health Book Review:

This unique collection synthesizes insights and evidence from innovators in consumer informatics and highlights the technical, behavioral, social, and policy issues driving digital health today and in the foreseeable future. Consumer Informatics and Digital Health presents the fundamentals of mobile health, reviews the evidence for consumer technology as a driver of health behavior change, and examines user experience and real-world technology design challenges and successes. Additionally, it identifies key considerations for successfully engaging consumers in their own care, considers the ethics of using personal health information in research, and outlines implications for health system redesign. The editors’ integrative systems approach heralds a future of technological advances tempered by best practices drawn from today’s critical policy goals of patient engagement, community health promotion, and health equity. Here’s the inside view of consumer health informatics and key digital fields that students and professionals will find inspiring, informative, and thought-provoking. Included among the topics: • Healthcare social media for consumer informatics • Understanding usability, accessibility, and human-centered design principles • Understanding the fundamentals of design for motivation and behavior change • Digital tools for parents: innovations in pediatric urgent care • Behavioral medicine and informatics in the cancer community • Content strategy: writing for health consumers on the web • Open science and the future of data analytics • Digital approaches to engage consumers in value-based purchasing Consumer Informatics and Digital Health takes an expansive view of the fields influencing consumer informatics and offers practical case-based guidance for a broad range of audiences, including students, educators, researchers, journalists, and policymakers interested in biomedical informatics, mobile health, information science, and population health. It has as much to offer readers in clinical fields such as medicine, nursing, and psychology as it does to those engaged in digital pursuits.

Telehealth in the Developing World

Telehealth in the Developing World
Author: Richard Wootton,Niv G Patil,Richard E. Scott,Kendall Ho
Publsiher: IDRC
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2009-02-24
ISBN 10: 1853157848
ISBN 13: 9781853157844
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Telehealth in the Developing World Book Review:

Health care is primarily about people-to-people interactions. It is about understanding, diagnosis, physical contact, communication, and, ultimately, providing care. By bringing people together, telecommunication technologies have 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 healthcare professionals and providers. This book aims to redress the relative lack of published information on successful telehealth solutions in the developing world. It presents real-life stories from Asia, Africa, and Latin America. It is rich in practical experience and will be of interest to health professionals, development workers, and e-health and telehealth proponents interested in learning about, or contributing to the implementation of, appropriate solutions for 80% of the world's population.