Original Article

Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities

, Volume 19, Issue 5, pp 513-518

First online:

Optimizing the Personal Health Record with Special Video Capture for the Treatment of Autism

  • Ron OberleitnerAffiliated withe-Merge Medical Technologies
  • , Patt Elison-BowersAffiliated withBoise State University Email author 
  • , Uwe ReischlAffiliated withBoise State University
  • , Jim BallAffiliated withYCS/Sawtelle Learning Centers

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Improved imaging techniques and the increased need for a personal health record platform suggest that a Telehealth based system has an excellent potential for improving patient care and providing a high capacity for information storage and retrieval. New video-capture technology will allow parents, schoolteachers, and caregivers to capture a child’s behavior for subsequent evaluation by specialists worldwide even during a time of crisis. Experience in a recent hurricane disaster illustrated the advantages of merging these two entities, especially when addressing the needs of displaced families who have a child with autism. It is clear that Telehealth based systems can shorten the time for diagnosis, potentially increase diagnostic accuracy, reduce costs, and contribute to an improved status of personal health records.


Telemedicine Autism Store-and-forward Personal health record Electronic health records Video telehealth