Electronic communications are already revolutionizing the delivery of health care in homes and communities. The medium will have increasing impact on the delivery of health care in response to the pressure to use limited resources cost-effectively. To date much of telematics in health care has focused on hospital-based bio-medicine. In this book a case is made for reorientation of telematic activity towards the use of "low tech" (social) technologies supported by "Health for All" philosophies. This book uses several case studies of pilot schemes to illustrate how the models can be applied in a variety of settings. Experience of telematics in America, Canada, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Portugal and Wales is shared for an international readership of innovators in health care management.

chapter 1|16 pages

Health and Technology: Making Connections

chapter 3|16 pages

Telehealth and Pregnant Women

chapter 4|13 pages

Telehealth and Adolescents

chapter 5|20 pages

Telehealth and Disability

chapter 6|13 pages

Telehealth and the Elderly

chapter 7|14 pages

Telehealth and Social Support

chapter 8|11 pages

Telehealth and Public Policy

chapter 9|18 pages

Promoting Good Practice in Telehealth

chapter 10|10 pages

Telehealth For All

chapter 11|5 pages

Concluding Recommendations