Program Description: The International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth (ISTEH) is an NGO in official collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO). Its mission is to facilitate the international dissemination of knowledge and experience in Telemedicine and eHealth and provide access to recognized experts in the field worldwide. It is primarily an umbrella for national Telemedicine and eHealth organizations and helps new national Telemedicine organizations get started. Telemedicine is a significant and rapidly growing component of healthcare in the United States. There are currently about 200 telemedicine networks, with 3,500 service sites in the US. Nearly 1 million Americans are currently using remote cardiac monitors and in 2011, the Veterans Health Administration delivered over 300,000 remote consultations using telemedicine. Over half of all U.S. hospitals now use some form of telemedicine. Around the world, millions of patients use telemedicine to monitor their vital signs, remain healthy and out of hospitals and emergency rooms. Consumers and physicians download health and wellness applications for use on their cell phones.
Organization Description: ISTEH has members in 86 countries and territories.
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Project Type: Collaboration
Project Domains: Health and Medicine
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