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A Clinic in Every Home

  • Bonnie J. Wakefield
  • Michael G. Kienzle
Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)

Abstract

Imagine an entire population with access at home to a network that enables people to access information, communicate with providers and other interested parties, and receive some diagnostic and therapeutic services. The home, as a site of healthcare delivery, is of increasing interest to healthcare planners and providers. For those individuals whose access to traditional healthcare delivery is limited by circumstances such as distance and mobility, home-delivered services would be particularly attractive and potentially beneficial. In recent years, major advances in computing and telecommunications technologies, particularly the exponential growth of the Internet, have suggested possible approaches to improving health through the direct provision of services to patients.

Keywords

Diabetes Education Veteran Administration Telehealth Service Home Telehealth Video Platform 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bonnie J. Wakefield
  • Michael G. Kienzle

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