Arctic Telemedicine Project Final Report
In order for arctic communities to provide adequate healthcare to its people, there must be a sustainable means of delivering this care at a distance. Telemedicine has been identified as the use of computers, telecommunication, and medical tools that allow physical parameters to be put into an electronic format. Not only do existing programs need to be assessed, but specific service needs for distant delivery also need to be identified. At the Arctic Telemedicine Workshop in March 2000, Dennis Tiepleman of the Inuit Circumpolar Conference summed up many issues in the dynamic technological and healthcare environment by stating “Telemedicine is a work in progress.” Key contacts from each of the eight Arctic Council member nations and each of its four Permanent Participants indigenous peoples’ groups provided insights and comments for the development of this report to Ministers.
Prepared by Carl M. Hild, Arctic Telemedicine Project Coordinator With contributions from the Arctic Telemedicine Key Contacts and Arctic Telemedicine Workshop Participants With Support from the State of Alaska and US Department of State
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Final Program and Agenda. Information and Communication Technology in the Arctic: Opportunities and Obstacles for Sustainable Development, Education and Telemedicine Arctic Council (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2003)Final program and agenda for the Arctic Councils conference called "Information and Communication Technology in the Arctic: Opportunities and Obstacles for Sustainable Development, Education and Telemedicine", which took ...
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Arctic Council (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2004)Attachment no 3 to the discussion paper "ICT in the Arctic" available here: https://oaarchive.arctic-council.org/handle/11374/337