Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities

, Volume 19, Issue 5, pp 513–518

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


  • Ron Oberleitner
    • e-Merge Medical Technologies
    • Boise State University
  • Uwe Reischl
    • Boise State University
  • Jim Ball
    • YCS/Sawtelle Learning Centers
Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10882-007-9067-3

Cite this article as:
Oberleitner, R., Elison-Bowers, P., Reischl, U. et al. J Dev Phys Disabil (2007) 19: 513. doi:10.1007/s10882-007-9067-3


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.


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