Outlook and Trends of Telematics in Health, talking about Telemedicine

  • Jorge Alberto Vélez Beltrán Centro de Telemedicina de Colombia (CTMC), Cali
Keywords: Telemedicine, distance learning and education, virtual reality in medicine.


This paper describes the international experiences on the Telemedicine area through the international meetings and conference since 2001, until 2003, from the American Teleme dicine Association-ATA and the International Society for Telemedicine-ISfT.

Telemedicine trends are oriented to produce a synergic effect to sharing, partnering and collaborating efforts in a worldwide scenario. Latin America and Colombia with the Colombian Telemedicine Center, had been participated with experiences in telemedicine medical services, v.gr. teleophtalmology, tele-dermatology, teleotolaryngology, virtual surgical telesimulation and distance learning strategies.

Telemedicine and medical simulation are a challenge for Latin America and the Telemedicine teams.


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Author Biography

Jorge Alberto Vélez Beltrán, Centro de Telemedicina de Colombia (CTMC), Cali
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