Essentials of Telemedicine and TelecareBMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7345.1104 (Published 04 May 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1104
- Enrico Coiera, co-director (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Centre for Health Informatics, University of New South Wales, Australia
A C Norris
John Wiley and Sons, £27.50, pp 177
ISBN 0 471 53151 0
Telemedicine is the use of information and communication technology to transfer information in the support of health care, and has for much of its history been curiosity or conviction driven. While the early roots of telemedicine arose out of the need to support remote communities, much of the modern endeavour, like telesurgery, is almost all about extending the boundaries of the possible.
It is only in the last few years that …