The following are links to selected collaborative, 'open source' or public domain telemedicine systems, tools, projects, and organizations:
  • AFHCAN Telehealth Solutions - AFHCAN began as the Alaska Federal Health Care Access Network back in 1998. Partners include the VA, DoD, Coast Guard, Indian Health, and the Alaskan Native Tribal Health Consortium.
  • American Telemedicine Association - Recognized as the primary forum for the telemedicine industry, offering peer-reviewed educational program for continuing medical education on the topics of telemedicine and telehealth, and more.
  • Borboleta Mobile Telehealth System - An open source development project in Brazil designed to support home care programs in public health, using advanced mobile computing tools.
  • Center for Connected Health - Engaging patients, providers and the connected health community to deliver quality care outside of traditional medical settings.
  • eHealth Initiative (eHI) - eHI Foundation represents over 200 member organizations working together to improve health care processes and consumer health through the use of modern eHealth solutions & technologies, e.g. Health Information Exchanges (HIE), EHR & PHR Systems, etc.
  • Federal Telemedicine News - A free newsletter reporting on the telemedicine and telehealth activities of dozens of major federal government agencies and departments.
  • International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth - Facilitating the international dissemination of knowledge and experience in Telemedicine & eHealth, including open source telemedicine projects.
  • iPath Open Source Telemedicine Platform - An open source, web-based platform for case-based collaboration, especially designed for telemedicine  applications. Originally developed at the University of Basel, Switzerland.
  • Telehealth Resource Centers - This web site was established by the Office for the Advancement of Telehealth, Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS).
* Check out the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Home Telehealth and the ATA Home Telehealth programs.

Telehealth Research Findings

According to a recent research study of 2,041 physicians in the U.S., 7% of them use online video to communicate with their patients. “Telemedicine has the potential to open up consultations with top specialists, regardless of your location,” said Manhattan Research President, Meredith Ressi. “The implications of these technologies for how healthcare is delivered in our country are remarkable.”     -  See full article on TeleHealth.Net

YouTube Telemedicine Video

* Find latest latest news & information about TeleHealth solutions at Open Health News.

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