Telehealth: Clinical Guidelines and Technical Standards for Telerehabilitation

05-02-2006 | Modes d'intervention en santé

With care and services being reorganized in Québec, telerehabilitation is being called on to play an important role in improving the continuity and complementarity of rehabilitation care and services throughout the province. However, in order to implement well-structured programs and foster optimal telerehabilitation use, standardization is necessary. This is the primary objective of this report.

This standardization involves two areas of equal importance: the clinical practice of telerehabilitation and the technical conditions for audiovisual transmission over distances. The economic, legal, ethical, organizational and human aspects are discussed here, more briefl y, in order to highlight their importance in implementing programs successfully. A more thorough examination at a later time is, however, recommended.


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