Anthony J. Maeder, Maurice Mars, Richard E. Scott

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e-Health – in its many forms – continues to be implemented throughout the globe, yet sound evidence of its ‘value’ to healthcare systems remains limited, and achieving its successful, sustained integration is a challenge. Telehealth, one component of e-health, also suffers from the same shortcomings, and has not yet reached the necessary tipping point for assuring its universal adoption. Health consultations delivered via videoconferencing, store-and-forward solutions for remote provision of health services, and home monitoring of patients for telecare are examples of some diverse areas of Telehealth that offer gains in quality and efficiency. In contrast, the recent spontaneous growth of mobile healthcare solutions as smartphones become more common amongst healthcare providers, and creation of web-based wellness promotion and health management tools has opened up whole new areas for Telehealth to provide future benefits.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobal Telehealth 2014
EditorsAnthony Maeder, Maurice Mars, Richard Scott
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-61499-456-5
ISBN (Print)978-1-61499-455-8
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd International Conference on Global Telehealth, GT 2014 - Durban, South Africa
Duration: 10 Nov 201411 Nov 2014

Publication series

NameStudies in health technology and informatics
PublisherIOS PRESS
ISSN (Print)0926-9630


Conference3rd International Conference on Global Telehealth, GT 2014
Country/TerritorySouth Africa

Bibliographical note

This book is published online with Open Access by IOS Press and distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License.


  • e-health
  • telehealth
  • Videoconferencing
  • remote health delivery


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