Discussion: Using teleheath technology for rehabilitation

This talk will provide an overview of telehealth technologies as applied to physical rehabilitation, the evidence for their efficacy, current challenges and directions for future development.

When Mar 21, 2012
from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Where Health Sciences Library room 328
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Contact Phone 919-962-0182
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Telehealth is an increasingly common way of delivering health care. It is comprised of diverse technologies that allow health care to be provided in situations where distance separates those receiving services from those providing services. Telehealth allows patients to receive care conveniently close to home, improves access to specialty care, and can provide unique insight into social and environmental contextual factors that may influence response to therapeutic interventions.

However, use of teletechnology brings with it substantive challenges that must be met to provide high quality health care. The challenges are both psychological and technological to ensure that both patients and providers are comfortable and adept at using equipment, to ensure the equipment correctly ascertains the needed health information (visual, audio, data), and that privacy needs are met both for health information acquisition and transmission.

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