Telerehabilitation

  • Sajeesh Kumar
  • Ellen R. Cohn

Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. David M. Brienza, Michael McCue
    Pages 1-11
  3. Katie Ambrose Stout, Philip Girard, Kristina Martinez
    Pages 29-40
  4. Alan Chong W. Lee, Nancy D. Harada
    Pages 79-89
  5. Michael Towey
    Pages 101-123
  6. Mark Krumm, Barbara A. Vento
    Pages 125-138
  7. Jana Cason, Tammy Richmond
    Pages 139-162
  8. Nancy A. Baker, Karen Jacobs
    Pages 163-174
  9. Valerie J. M. Watzlaf, Sohrab Moeini
    Pages 175-189
  10. Jongbae Kim
    Pages 211-224
  11. Anthony L. Brooks
    Pages 225-237
  12. Daniele Giansanti, Paco Dionisio, Giovanni Maccioni
    Pages 275-284

About this book

Introduction

Telerehabilitation, as a subset of telehealth, is the use of telecommunications to deliver rehabilitation services at a distance and can bridge the gaps created by personnel shortages that exist in underserved and remote areas, as well as serve persons in urban settings who cannot easily leave their homes or offices to seek care. Given the mobile nature of our society, telerehabilitation can enable continuity of care while persons travel for work, vacation and/or education.

While the technical capacities to conduct telerehabilitation have surged ahead in the past 10 years, there has been slower, yet ongoing progress in the development of the policies (e.g., legislation; state licensure; reimbursement) that will be required to actualize widespread telepractice service delivery.

Telerehabilitation presents a wide-angle view of telerehabilitation worldwide at a seminal time in its development. The book contains contributions from authors across multiple disciplines, as well as a consumer-based perspective.  This book contributes significantly to the current understanding of telerehabilitation, as well as elucidating the immense potential for telerehabilitation-based service delivery to benefit persons with disabilities.

Keywords

Health Informatics Healthcare management Rehabilitation Telemedicine

Editors and affiliations

  • Sajeesh Kumar
    • 1
  • Ellen R. Cohn
    • 2
  1. 1., UT Health Science CenterUniversity of TennesseeMemphisUSA
  2. 2., School of Health and Rehabilitation ScieUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-4198-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-4197-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-4198-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1917
  • About this book