Pacific Medical Technology Symposium (1998)
Aug. 17, 1998 to Aug. 20, 1998
Delivering high quality health care to highly mobile patient populations spread across large geographic distances has been a long-standing major challenge for many US Government institutions. Health care professionals for the Department of Defense are required to render care to a population that is literally worldwide. The problem of rendering effective care is even more acute for the clinical specialist who is typically called on to manage referrals from a network of field locations. It is impractical to provide every clinical specialty at every military echelon, and even when the nature of the specialty lends itself to mobile practice, the limited number of providers do not have time to visit every possible site and still efficiently practice. These limitations have led to a sophisticated pattern of referrals that are designed to move patients to a number of designated facilities where specialist's care can be offered.
L. Micro Clinique, S. Goldrich, E. N. Vasilescu, W. Beebe and C. Thornhill, "Java Technology in The Theater Telemedicine Prototype Project (T2P2)," Pacific Medical Technology Symposium(PACMEDTEK), Honolulu, Hawaii, 1998, pp. 56.