5. Telehealth

  1. William C. Mann PhD Professor and Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy Director, Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technology and Aging
  1. Jessica Johnson M.A., OTR/L and
  2. Roxanna Bendixen MHS, OTR/L

Published Online: 27 JUN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0471743941.ch5

Smart Technology for Aging, Disability, and Independence: The State of the Science

Smart Technology for Aging, Disability, and Independence: The State of the Science

How to Cite

Johnson, J. and Bendixen, R. (2005) Telehealth, in Smart Technology for Aging, Disability, and Independence: The State of the Science (ed W. C. Mann), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471743941.ch5

Editor Information

  1. University of Florida, PO Box 100164, Gainesville, FL 32610-0164, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Florida, Ph.D. Program in Rehabilitation Science, PO Box 100164, Gainesville, FL 32610-0164, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JUN 2005
  2. Published Print: 24 JUN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471696940

Online ISBN: 9780471743941

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Keywords:

  • telehealth;
  • telemedicine

Summary

In this chapter we define telehealth, the technology used in telehealth to facilitate the transmission of information, and the methods for transmission. We discuss the main objectives for the use of telehealth, the applications for telehealth, and the technology used for these applications. Information on the various populations that are currently utilizing telehealth applications is presented. We describe a number of government supported telehealth programs that promote and fund telehealth projects, as well as current telehealth research studies. This chapter concludes with an examination of legal issues and financial issues, and current limitations that impact the use of telehealth.