School-Based Telehealth Report on Use for Chronic Diseases

| November 10, 2009

Came across an interesting read entitled "School-Based Telehealth in Line for Double-Barreled Boost" over at iHealthBeat

The article focuses on a recent report out of California, issues related to delivery of healthcare in public schools and possible funding streams.

Here is a taste from the article.  The percentage of chronic illness seems staggering to me:

The number of children suffering from chronic illness in the country is estimated to have quadrupled between 1962 and 2005. The current estimate is that 12% to 16% of the country's kids have a chronic condition, up from an estimate of 3% to 4% in 1962.

The report says telehealth can play an especially important role in the treatment of chronic diseases among children, such as asthma, obesity, mental illnesses, and developmental disorders, including autism and attention deficit disorders.

View report.

Category: TeleHealth

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