Advances and Challenges in Pharmaceutical Technology

Advances and Challenges in Pharmaceutical Technology
Author: Amit Kumar Nayak,Kunal Pal,Indranil Banerjee,Samarendra Maji,Upendranath Nanda
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2021-02-09
ISBN 10: 0128203005
ISBN 13: 9780128203002
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances and Challenges in Pharmaceutical Technology Book Review:

Advances and Challenges in Pharmaceutical Technology: Materials, Process Development and Drug Delivery Strategies examines recent advancements in pharmaceutical technology. The book discusses common formulation strategies, including the use of tools for statistical formulation optimization, Quality by design (QbD), process analytical technology, and the uses of various pharmaceutical biomaterials, including natural polymers, synthetic polymers, modified natural polymers, bioceramics, and other bioinorganics. In addition, the book covers rapid advancements in the field by providing a thorough understanding of pharmaceutical processes, formulation developments, explorations, and exploitation of various pharmaceutical biomaterials to formulate pharmaceutical dosage forms. Provides extensive information and analysis on recent advancements in the field of pharmaceutical technology Includes contributions from global leaders and experts in academia, industry and regulatory agencies Uses high quality illustrations, flow charts and tables to explain concepts and text to readers, along with practical examples and research case studies

Pulmonary Drug Delivery

Pulmonary Drug Delivery
Author: Ali Nokhodchi,Gary P. Martin
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2015-08-03
ISBN 10: 1118799542
ISBN 13: 9781118799543
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pulmonary Drug Delivery Book Review:

Drug therapy via inhalation route is at the cutting edge of modern drug delivery research. There has been significant progress on the understanding of drug therapy via inhalation products. However, there are still problems associated with their formulation design, including the interaction between the active pharmaceutical ingredient(s) (APIs), excipients and devices. This book seeks to cover some of the most pertinent issues and challenges of such formulation design associated with industrial production and desirable clinical outcome. The chapter topics have been selected with a view to integrating the factors that require consideration in the selection and design of device and formulation components which impact upon patient usability and clinical effectiveness. The challenges involved with the delivery of macromolecules by inhalation to both adult and pediatric patients are also covered. Written by leading international experts from both academia and industry, the book will help readers (formulation design scientists, researchers and post-graduate and specialized undergraduate students) develop a deep understanding of key aspects of inhalation formulations as well as detail ongoing challenges and advances associated with their development.

Advances in Biomedical Polymers and Composites

Advances in Biomedical Polymers and Composites
Author: Kunal Pal,Sarika Verma,Pallab Datta,Ananya Barui,S.A.R. Hashmi,Avanish Kumar Srivastava
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 846
Release: 2022-09-26
ISBN 10: 032388525X
ISBN 13: 9780323885256
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Biomedical Polymers and Composites Book Review:

Advances in Biomedical Polymers and Composites: Materials and Applications is a comprehensive guide to polymers and polymer composites for biomedical applications, bringing together detailed information on their preparation, properties, cutting-edge technologies, innovative materials and key application areas. Sections introduce polymers and composites in biomedical applications and cover characterization techniques, preparation and properties of composites and gel-based systems. Innovative technologies and instruments used in the fabrication of polymer composites for biomedical applications are then presented in detail, including 3D bioprinting, 4D printing, electrospinning, stimuli-responsive polymers and quantum dots. This is a valuable resource for anyone looking to gain a broader understanding of polymers and composites for biomedical applications. In addition, it is ideal for readers who want to conduct interdisciplinary research or explore new avenues for research and development. Provides broad, systematic and detailed coverage of preparation methods, properties, technologies, structures and applications Explores the state-of-the-art in biomedical polymers, including gene delivery, oleogels, bigels, 3D bioprinting, 4D printing and antiviral materials Offers analysis and comparison of experimental data on physical properties and explains environmental, ethical and medical guidelines

Voigt s Pharmaceutical Technology

Voigt s Pharmaceutical Technology
Author: Alfred Fahr
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 888
Release: 2018-04-16
ISBN 10: 1118972627
ISBN 13: 9781118972625
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Voigt s Pharmaceutical Technology Book Review:

A textbook which is both comprehensive and comprehensible and that offers easy but scientifically sound reading to both students and professionals Now in its 12th edition in its native German, Voigt's Pharmaceutical Technology is an interdisciplinary textbook covering the fundamental principles of pharmaceutical technology. Available for the first time in English, this edition is produced in full colour throughout, with a concise, clear structure developed after consultation with students, instructors and researchers. This book: Features clear chapter layouts and easily digestible content Presents novel trends, devices and processes Discusses classical and modern manufacturing processes Covers all formulation principles including tablets, ointments, capsules, nanosystems and biopharmaceutics Takes account of legal requirements for both qualitative and quantitative composition Addresses quality assurance considerations Uniquely relates contrasting international pharmacopeia from EU, US and Japan to formulation principles Includes examples and text boxes for quicker data assimilation Written for both students studying pharmacy and industry professionals in the field as well as toxicologists, biochemists, medical lab technicians, Voigt’s Pharmaceutical Technology is the essential resource for understanding the various aspects of pharmaceutical technology.

Handbook of Lung Targeted Drug Delivery Systems

Handbook of Lung Targeted Drug Delivery Systems
Author: Yashwant Pathak,Nazrul Islam
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 690
Release: 2021-10-18
ISBN 10: 1000450805
ISBN 13: 9781000450804
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Lung Targeted Drug Delivery Systems Book Review:

Handbook of Lung Targeted Drug Delivery Systems: Recent Trends and Clinical Evidences covers every aspect of the drug delivery to lungs, the physiology and pharmacology of the lung, modelling for lung delivery, drug devices focused on lung treatment, regulatory requirements, and recent trends in clinical applications. With the advent of nano sciences and significant development in the nano particulate drug delivery systems there has been a renewed interest in the lung as an absorption surface for various drugs. The emergence of the COVID-19 virus has brought lung and lung delivery systems into focus, this book covers new developments and research used to address the prevention and treatment of respiratory diseases. Written by well-known scientists with years of experience in the field this timely handbook is an excellent reference book for the scientists and industry professionals. Key Features: Focuses particularly on the chemistry, clinical pharmacology, and biological developments in this field of research. Presents comprehensive information on emerging nanotechnology applications in diagnosing and treating pulmonary diseases Explores drug devices focused on lung treatment, regulatory requirements, and recent trends in clinical applications Examines specific formulations targeted to pulmonary systems

Advances in Pharma Business Management and Research

Advances in Pharma Business Management and Research
Author: Lars Schweizer,Theodor Dingermann,Otto Quintus Russe,Christian Jansen
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 85
Release: 2020-02-19
ISBN 10: 3030359182
ISBN 13: 9783030359188
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Pharma Business Management and Research Book Review:

This open access book presents a unique collection of practical examples from the field of pharma business management and research. It covers a wide range of topics such as: 'Brexit and its Impact on pharmaceutical Law - Implications for Global Pharma Companies', 'Implementation of Measures and Sustainable Actions to Improve Employee's Engagement', 'Global Medical Clinical and Regulatory Affairs (GMCRA)', and 'A Quality Management System for R&D Project and Portfolio Management in a Pharmaceutical Company'. The chapters are summaries of master’s theses by "high potential" Pharma MBA students from the Goethe Business School, Frankfurt/Main, Germany, with 8-10 years of work experience and are based on scientific know-how and real-world experience. The authors applied their interdisciplinary knowledge gained in 22 months of studies in the MBA program to selected practical themes drawn from their daily business.

Improving and Accelerating Therapeutic Development for Nervous System Disorders

Improving and Accelerating Therapeutic Development for Nervous System Disorders
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2014-02-06
ISBN 10: 0309292492
ISBN 13: 9780309292498
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Improving and Accelerating Therapeutic Development for Nervous System Disorders Book Review:

Improving and Accelerating Therapeutic Development for Nervous System Disorders is the summary of a workshop convened by the IOM Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders to examine opportunities to accelerate early phases of drug development for nervous system drug discovery. Workshop participants discussed challenges in neuroscience research for enabling faster entry of potential treatments into first-in-human trials, explored how new and emerging tools and technologies may improve the efficiency of research, and considered mechanisms to facilitate a more effective and efficient development pipeline. There are several challenges to the current drug development pipeline for nervous system disorders. The fundamental etiology and pathophysiology of many nervous system disorders are unknown and the brain is inaccessible to study, making it difficult to develop accurate models. Patient heterogeneity is high, disease pathology can occur years to decades before becoming clinically apparent, and diagnostic and treatment biomarkers are lacking. In addition, the lack of validated targets, limitations related to the predictive validity of animal models - the extent to which the model predicts clinical efficacy - and regulatory barriers can also impede translation and drug development for nervous system disorders. Improving and Accelerating Therapeutic Development for Nervous System Disorders identifies avenues for moving directly from cellular models to human trials, minimizing the need for animal models to test efficacy, and discusses the potential benefits and risks of such an approach. This report is a timely discussion of opportunities to improve early drug development with a focus toward preclinical trials.

Biological Macromolecules

Biological Macromolecules
Author: Amit Kumar Nayak,Amal Kumar Dhara,Dilipkumar Pal
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2021-12-01
ISBN 10: 0323856381
ISBN 13: 9780323856386
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biological Macromolecules Book Review:

Biological Macromolecules: Bioactivity and Biomedical Applications presents a comprehensive study of biomacromolecules and their potential use in various biomedical applications. Consisting of four sections, the book begins with an overview of the key sources, properties and functions of biomacromolecules, covering the foundational knowledge required for study on the topic. It then progresses to a discussion of the various bioactive components of biomacromolecules. Individual chapters explore a range of potential bioactivities, considering the use of biomacromolecules as nutraceuticals, antioxidants, antimicrobials, anticancer agents, and antidiabetics, among others. The third section of the book focuses on specific applications of biomacromolecules, ranging from drug delivery and wound management to tissue engineering and enzyme immobilization. This focus on the various practical uses of biological macromolecules provide an interdisciplinary assessment of their function in practice. The final section explores the key challenges and future perspectives on biological macromolecules in biomedicine. Covers a variety of different biomacromolecules, including carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids in plants, fungi, animals, and microbiological resources Discusses a range of applicable areas where biomacromolecules play a significant role, such as drug delivery, wound management, and regenerative medicine Includes a detailed overview of biomacromolecule bioactivity and properties Features chapters on research challenges, evolving applications, and future perspectives

Advances and Challenges in Nanomedicine

Advances and Challenges in Nanomedicine
Author: Susan Hua,Sherry Y. Wu
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 155
Release: 2019-02-28
ISBN 10: 2889457451
ISBN 13: 9782889457458
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances and Challenges in Nanomedicine Book Review:

Nanotechnology is a multidisciplinary field that is revolutionizing the way we detect and treat damage to the human body. Nanomedicine applies nanotechnology to highly specific medical interventions for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases. They are increasingly being used to overcome biological barriers in the body to improve the way we deliver compounds to specific tissues and organs. In particular, nanomedicines have been shown to be beneficial for stabilizing therapeutic compounds, overcoming obstacles to cellular and tissue uptake, and improving biodistribution of compounds to target sites in vivo. Nanomedicines have demonstrated significant therapeutic advantages for a multitude of biomedical applications, however the clinical translation of these nanotechnology platforms has not progressed as quickly as the plethora of positive results would have suggested. Understanding the advances in nanomedicine to date and the challenges that still need to be overcome, will allow future research to improve on existing platforms and to address the current translational and regulatory limitations. This eBook “Advances and Challenges in Nanomedicine” has brought together experts in the fields of nanomedicine, nanotechnology, nanotoxicology, pharmaceutics, manufacturing, and translation to discuss the application of nanotechnology to drug delivery. This information is presented as original research, opinion, perspective, and review articles. The goal of this eBook is to generate collaborative discussion on the current status, general trends, challenges, strategies, and future direction of pharmaceutical nanotechnology, as well as highlight current and emerging nanoparticulate platforms with potential medical applications.

Pulmonary Drug Delivery

Pulmonary Drug Delivery
Author: Ali Nokhodchi,Gary P. Martin
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2015-05-18
ISBN 10: 111879950X
ISBN 13: 9781118799505
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pulmonary Drug Delivery Book Review:

Drug therapy via inhalation route is at the cutting edge of modern drug delivery research. There has been significant progress on the understanding of drug therapy via inhalation products. However, there are still problems associated with their formulation design, including the interaction between the active pharmaceutical ingredient(s) (APIs), excipients and devices. This book seeks to cover some of the most pertinent issues and challenges of such formulation design associated with industrial production and desirable clinical outcome. The chapter topics have been selected with a view to integrating the factors that require consideration in the selection and design of device and formulation components which impact upon patient usability and clinical effectiveness. The challenges involved with the delivery of macromolecules by inhalation to both adult and pediatric patients are also covered. Written by leading international experts from both academia and industry, the book will help readers (formulation design scientists, researchers and post-graduate and specialized undergraduate students) develop a deep understanding of key aspects of inhalation formulations as well as detail ongoing challenges and advances associated with their development.

Ocular Drug Delivery Advances Challenges and Applications

Ocular Drug Delivery  Advances  Challenges and Applications
Author: Richard T. Addo
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2016-11-16
ISBN 10: 3319476912
ISBN 13: 9783319476919
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ocular Drug Delivery Advances Challenges and Applications Book Review:

The eye is a computerized system that has been designed for self-defense, and these defense mechanisms create challenges in administration of medications to the eye. Therefore, ocular drug delivery has been a major challenge to drug delivery researchers. There are on-going studies, in search of treatment especially for the diseases affecting the posterior segment of the eye. This book gives and overview of the background of ocular drug delivery and is unique for pharmacists, medical practitioners, students and drug delivery researchers.

Advances in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Advances in Pharmaceutical Sciences
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 278
Release: 1995-09-28
ISBN 10: 0080526845
ISBN 13: 9780080526843
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Pharmaceutical Sciences Book Review:

The seventh volume of Advances in Pharmaceutical Sciences heralds a welcome continuation of this well-respected series. Acknowledged experts provide comprehensive statements of current research and development in selected fields of pharmaceutical technology. This book will be of great value to those working in academia and the pharmaceutical industry.

Chemoinformatics and Bioinformatics in the Pharmaceutical Sciences

Chemoinformatics and Bioinformatics in the Pharmaceutical Sciences
Author: Navneet Sharma,Himanshu Ojha,Pawan Raghav,Ramesh K. Goyal
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 510
Release: 2021-05-21
ISBN 10: 0128217472
ISBN 13: 9780128217474
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chemoinformatics and Bioinformatics in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Book Review:

Chemoinformatics and Bioinformatics in the Pharmaceutical Sciences brings together two very important fields in pharmaceutical sciences that have been mostly seen as diverging from each other: chemoinformatics and bioinformatics. As developing drugs is an expensive and lengthy process, technology can improve the cost, efficiency and speed at which new drugs can be discovered and tested. This book presents some of the growing advancements of technology in the field of drug development and how the computational approaches explained here can reduce the financial and experimental burden of the drug discovery process. This book will be useful to pharmaceutical science researchers and students who need basic knowledge of computational techniques relevant to their projects. Bioscientists, bioinformaticians, computational scientists, and other stakeholders from industry and academia will also find this book helpful. Provides practical information on how to choose and use appropriate computational tools Presents the wide, intersecting fields of chemo-bio-informatics in an easily-accessible format Explores the fundamentals of the emerging field of chemoinformatics and bioinformatics

Bibliography of Medical Reviews

Bibliography of Medical Reviews
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1966
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015074112544
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Amorphous Drugs

Amorphous Drugs
Author: Marzena Rams-Baron,Renata Jachowicz,Elena Boldyreva,Deliang Zhou,Witold Jamroz,Marian Paluch
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2018-02-09
ISBN 10: 3319720023
ISBN 13: 9783319720029
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Amorphous Drugs Book Review:

This book explains theoretical and technological aspects of amorphous drug formulations. It is intended for all those wishing to increase their knowledge in the field of amorphous pharmaceuticals. Conversion of crystalline material into the amorphous state, as described in this book, is a way to overcome limited water solubility of drug formulations, in this way enhancing the chemical activity and bioavailability inside the body. Written by experts from various fields and backgrounds, the book introduces to fundamental physical aspects (explaining differences between the ordered and the disordered solid states, the enhancement of solubility resulting from drugs amorphization, physical instability and how it can be overcome) as well as preparation and formulation procedures to produce and stabilize amorphous pharmaceuticals. Readers will thus gain a well-funded understanding and find a multi-faceted discussion of the properties and advantages of amorphous drugs and of the challenges in producing and stabilizing them. The book is an ideal source of information for researchers and students as well as professionals engaged in research and development of amorphous pharmaceutical products.

Drying Technologies for Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Applications

Drying Technologies for Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Applications
Author: Satoshi Ohtake,Ken-ichi Izutsu,David Lechuga-Ballesteros
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-02-03
ISBN 10: 3527802096
ISBN 13: 9783527802098
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drying Technologies for Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Applications Book Review:

A comprehensive source of information about modern drying technologies that uniquely focus on the processing of pharmaceuticals and biologicals Drying technologies are an indispensable production step in the pharmaceutical industry and the knowledge of drying technologies and applications is absolutely essential for current drug product development. This book focuses on the application of various drying technologies to the processing of pharmaceuticals and biologicals. It offers a complete overview of innovative as well as standard drying technologies, and addresses the issues of why drying is required and what the critical considerations are for implementing this process operation during drug product development. Drying Technologies for Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Applications discusses the state-of-the-art of established drying technologies like freeze- and spray- drying and highlights limitations that need to be overcome to achieve the future state of pharmaceutical manufacturing. The book also describes promising next generation drying technologies, which are currently used in fields outside of pharmaceuticals, and how they can be implemented and adapted for future use in the pharmaceutical industry. In addition, it deals with the generation of synergistic effects (e.g. by applying process analytical technology) and provides an outlook toward future developments. -Presents a full technical overview of well established standard drying methods alongside various other drying technologies, possible improvements, limitations, synergies, and future directions -Outlines different drying technologies from an application-oriented point of view and with consideration of real world challenges in the field of drug product development -Edited by renowned experts from the pharmaceutical industry and assembled by leading experts from industry and academia Drying Technologies for Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Applications is an important book for pharma engineers, process engineers, chemical engineers, and others who work in related industries.

Pharmaceutical Formulation

Pharmaceutical Formulation
Author: Geoffrey D Tovey
Publsiher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Total Pages: 409
Release: 2018-06-25
ISBN 10: 1849739412
ISBN 13: 9781849739412
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pharmaceutical Formulation Book Review:

Formulation is a key step in the drug design process, where the active drug is combined with other substances that maximise the therapeutic potential, safety and stability of the final medicinal product. Modern formulation science deals with biologics as well as small molecules. Regulatory and quality demands, in addition to advances in processing technologies, result in growing challenges as well as possibilities for the field. Pharmaceutical Formulation provides an up to date source of information for all who wish to understand the principles and practice of formulation in the drug industry. The book provides an understanding of the links between formulation theory and the practicalities of processing in a commercial environment, giving researchers the knowledge to produce effective pharmaceutical products that can be approved and manufactured. The first chapters introduce readers to different dosage forms, including oral liquid products, topical products and solid dosage forms such as tablets and capsules. Subsequent chapters cover pharmaceutical coatings, controlled release drug delivery and dosage forms designed specifically for paediatric and geriatric patients. The final chapter provides an introduction to the vital role intellectual property plays in drug development. Covering modern processing methods and recent changes in the regulatory and quality demands of the industry, Pharmaceutical Formulation is an essential, up to date resource for students and researchers working in academia and in the pharmaceutical industry.

Innovative delivery systems for paediatric medicines

Innovative delivery systems for paediatric medicines
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: World Health Organization
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-11-10
ISBN 10: 9240008187
ISBN 13: 9789240008182
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Transforming Clinical Research in the United States

Transforming Clinical Research in the United States
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Forum on Drug Discovery, Development, and Translation
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2010-10-22
ISBN 10: 9780309163354
ISBN 13: 0309163358
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transforming Clinical Research in the United States Book Review:

An ideal health care system relies on efficiently generating timely, accurate evidence to deliver on its promise of diminishing the divide between clinical practice and research. There are growing indications, however, that the current health care system and the clinical research that guides medical decisions in the United States falls far short of this vision. The process of generating medical evidence through clinical trials in the United States is expensive and lengthy, includes a number of regulatory hurdles, and is based on a limited infrastructure. The link between clinical research and medical progress is also frequently misunderstood or unsupported by both patients and providers. The focus of clinical research changes as diseases emerge and new treatments create cures for old conditions. As diseases evolve, the ultimate goal remains to speed new and improved medical treatments to patients throughout the world. To keep pace with rapidly changing health care demands, clinical research resources need to be organized and on hand to address the numerous health care questions that continually emerge. Improving the overall capacity of the clinical research enterprise will depend on ensuring that there is an adequate infrastructure in place to support the investigators who conduct research, the patients with real diseases who volunteer to participate in experimental research, and the institutions that organize and carry out the trials. To address these issues and better understand the current state of clinical research in the United States, the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) Forum on Drug Discovery, Development, and Translation held a 2-day workshop entitled Transforming Clinical Research in the United States. The workshop, summarized in this volume, laid the foundation for a broader initiative of the Forum addressing different aspects of clinical research. Future Forum plans include further examining regulatory, administrative, and structural barriers to the effective conduct of clinical research; developing a vision for a stable, continuously funded clinical research infrastructure in the United States; and considering strategies and collaborative activities to facilitate more robust public engagement in the clinical research enterprise.

The Role of Telehealth in an Evolving Health Care Environment

The Role of Telehealth in an Evolving Health Care Environment
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Care Services
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2012-12-20
ISBN 10: 0309262011
ISBN 13: 9780309262019
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Role of Telehealth in an Evolving Health Care Environment Book Review:

In 1996, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released its report Telemedicine: A Guide to Assessing Telecommunications for Health Care. In that report, the IOM Committee on Evaluating Clinical Applications of Telemedicine found telemedicine is similar in most respects to other technologies for which better evidence of effectiveness is also being demanded. Telemedicine, however, has some special characteristics-shared with information technologies generally-that warrant particular notice from evaluators and decision makers. Since that time, attention to telehealth has continued to grow in both the public and private sectors. Peer-reviewed journals and professional societies are devoted to telehealth, the federal government provides grant funding to promote the use of telehealth, and the private technology industry continues to develop new applications for telehealth. However, barriers remain to the use of telehealth modalities, including issues related to reimbursement, licensure, workforce, and costs. Also, some areas of telehealth have developed a stronger evidence base than others. The Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) sponsored the IOM in holding a workshop in Washington, DC, on August 8-9 2012, to examine how the use of telehealth technology can fit into the U.S. health care system. HRSA asked the IOM to focus on the potential for telehealth to serve geographically isolated individuals and extend the reach of scarce resources while also emphasizing the quality and value in the delivery of health care services. This workshop summary discusses the evolution of telehealth since 1996, including the increasing role of the private sector, policies that have promoted or delayed the use of telehealth, and consumer acceptance of telehealth. The Role of Telehealth in an Evolving Health Care Environment: Workshop Summary discusses the current evidence base for telehealth, including available data and gaps in data; discuss how technological developments, including mobile telehealth, electronic intensive care units, remote monitoring, social networking, and wearable devices, in conjunction with the push for electronic health records, is changing the delivery of health care in rural and urban environments. This report also summarizes actions that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) can undertake to further the use of telehealth to improve health care outcomes while controlling costs in the current health care environment.