© 2014

Telemedicine for Children's Health

  • Fabio Capello
  • Andrea E. Naimoli
  • Giuseppe Pili

Part of the TELe-Health book series (TEHE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Fabio Capello, Andrea E. Naimoli, Giuseppe Pili
    Pages 1-12
  3. Fields of Application

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Fabio Capello
      Pages 15-35
    3. Fabio Capello, Giuseppe Pili
      Pages 37-50
    4. Fabio Capello, Giuseppe Pili
      Pages 51-60
  4. Technical Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
  5. Complex Scenarios and Special Settings

  6. e-Learning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Fabio Capello, Andrea E. Naimoli, Giuseppe Pili
      Pages 123-125

About this book


This book describes in detail the potential role of ICT and electronic systems, together with the application of Web 2.0 technologies, in telepediatrics and child health. Rather than simply proposing engineering solutions that may soon become outdated, it is designed to address those real needs that telemedicine and developers are asked to meet. The orientation of the book is very much toward primary care, and both low- and high-income settings as well as extreme or complex scenarios are considered. The first two sections of the book describe different fields of application, such as the community, the hospital, and children with chronic illnesses or special needs, and examine technical issues. The use of telemedicine in delivery of care in extreme rural settings and developing countries is then discussed, with attention also to major emergencies and humanitarian crises. The closing chapters consider the role of modern technologies in the education of caregivers who work with children.

Child health is a crucial issue in both industrialized and developing countries. Telemedicine for Children’s Health will be an excellent guide to the potential value of telemedicine devices in reducing the burden for children and parents and in offering quick and concrete solutions in low-resource scenarios.


Rural settings Telemedicine and emergency medical care Telemedicine and primary care Telepediatrics e-learning

Editors and affiliations

  • Fabio Capello
    • 1
  • Andrea E. Naimoli
    • 2
  • Giuseppe Pili
    • 3
  1. 1.CUAMM - Doctors with AfricaPadovaItaly
  2. 2.Airpim Inc.WilmingtonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Child and adolescent Psychiatry and Neurological DisordersASL 1 ImperieseSanremo (IM)Italy

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