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Meeting the Healthcare Needs of California's Children: The Role of Telemedicine

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Publication Date: September 2007

Publisher(s): Children's Partnership

Author(s): Terri Shaw; Jenny Kattlove

Funder(s): Blue Cross of California

Funder(s): Blue Cross of California

Topic: Health (Health services for children)

Keywords: Telemedicine; Health care

Coverage: California

Abstract:

This Issue Brief describes how telemedicine and the application of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to provide health care services at a distance and is used to improve the health of California's children, especially those who are low-income or living in medically underserved areas. The Brief provides an overview of the benefits of telemedicine for children and families, health systems, and communities. It also outlines challenges to successful adoption of telemedicine and provides concrete recommendations for action.