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Added August 2011Telemedicine


American Telemedicine Association
Promotes professional, ethical, equitable, and accessible health care delivery through telecommunications and information technology. Its resources include an inventory of medical center-based telemedicine networks linking more than 2,500 institutions nationwide, a map of resource centers that can assist areas in implementing telehealth programs to serve rural and medically underserved populations, and guidelines and standards for telemedicine practices.

Center for Telehealth and eHealth Law
Works to overcome the legal and regulatory barriers that affect the use of telehealth and related e-health services.

Children's Sexual Assault Telemedicine Program Assessment
Describes a Children’s Justice Act-funded grant project in 1998, through which cooperating medical personnel from five sites in Texas shared images from medical examinations of suspected child abuse patients and consulted with each other on their evaluations of those images.

eHealth Initiative
Drives improvements in the quality, safety, and efficiency of health care through health information technology.

Telehealth, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Describes telemedicine and presents links to publications about the field and available grants and workgroups.

Telemedicine Related Programs
Presents information about telemedicine in general and lists resources from the National Library of Medicine, which supports research and development of telecommunications technology and other applications that may enable providers to diagnose illness, provide information, and deliver health services when they cannot physically be at the health care site.