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Telemedicine: toward better health care for the elderly

Journal of Communication

Author: Greenberger, M., Puffer, J. C.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1989


Projects examining the potential of information technology to provide health care information to elderly citizens are reviewed, & a new system called Healthcom is proposed, which, using a combination of telephone & computerized audiotext responses, should be a valuable source of information & reassurance for aging patients. Unlike other telephone & computer services that are impersonal or require an intermediary for communication, & thus are of limited use, Healthcom would provide older patients with access at their request to personally relevant information, supplemented by training & support.

Further Details

Pages: 137-144
Volume: 39
Issue: 3
Accession Number: 4.4.03
Keywords: older, health improvement, telecommunication
Reads: 130