TELEMEDICINE AND TELECOMMUNICATONS: OPTIONS FOR THE NEW CENTURY
The Office of High Performance Computing and Communications (OHPCC), LHNCBC, NLM, sponsored a two day conference at the National Institutes of Health's William H. Natcher Conference Center in Bethesda MD on March 13 and 14, 2001. The symposium highlighted the telemedicine research funded by NLM from 1994 to 2000. The purpose of the research was to evaluate the use of communications technology in the implementation and performance of telemedicine activities, and examine the impact of telemedicine on medical care in terms of cost, quality, and access. The symposium proceedings, along with available final reports and other supporting information, will be distributed on CDROM to meeting attendees.
A DRAFT version of the CDROM is available on the OHPCC COLLAB server at http://collab.nlm.nih.gov/tutorialspublicationsandmaterials/telesymposiumcd/starthere.html