Telemedicine applied to disaster medicine and humanitarian response: History and future

Victoria Garshnek, Frederick M. Burkle

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Abstract

Despite decades of telemedicine experience, there are few reports of telemedicine applied in disaster and humanitarian assistance situations. Historically, only large governments and commercial enterprises have been able to acquire the necessary systems and infrastructures. During the past decade, the military, space programs, and various governmental agencies have progressively developed telemedicine applications and tested them in real and simulated civilian disaster emergencies. New technologies on the horizon will greatly simplify disaster communications, enhance telemedicine capabilities, and make telemedicine accessible to a greater number of users. This paper reviews the history of telemedicine activities during actual disasters and related situations, provides insight into issues that must be addressed, and summarizes innovations that are likely to improve future disaster outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
PublisherIEEE Comp Soc
Pages155
Number of pages1
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1999 32nd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS-32 - Maui, HI, USA
Duration: Jan 5 1999Jan 8 1999

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OtherProceedings of the 1999 32nd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS-32
CityMaui, HI, USA
Period1/5/991/8/99

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Telemedicine
Disasters
Medicine
Innovation
Communication
Industry

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  • Software
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Garshnek, V., & Burkle, F. M. (1999). Telemedicine applied to disaster medicine and humanitarian response: History and future. In Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (pp. 155). IEEE Comp Soc.

Telemedicine applied to disaster medicine and humanitarian response : History and future. / Garshnek, Victoria; Burkle, Frederick M.

Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. IEEE Comp Soc, 1999. p. 155.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Garshnek, V & Burkle, FM 1999, Telemedicine applied to disaster medicine and humanitarian response: History and future. in Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. IEEE Comp Soc, pp. 155, Proceedings of the 1999 32nd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS-32, Maui, HI, USA, 1/5/99.
Garshnek V, Burkle FM. Telemedicine applied to disaster medicine and humanitarian response: History and future. In Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. IEEE Comp Soc. 1999. p. 155
Garshnek, Victoria ; Burkle, Frederick M. / Telemedicine applied to disaster medicine and humanitarian response : History and future. Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. IEEE Comp Soc, 1999. pp. 155
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