Telemedicine Journal

Steven C. Horii, MD; Carol R. Glatt, MSLS, MA
JAMA. 1996;275(17):1365-1366. doi:10.1001/jama.1996.03530410079041.
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Although telemedicine traces its beginnings to the 1960s, it is three decades later that we have begun to witness a rapid expansion of interest and activity in the field. Mark Goldberg, editor in chief of the new interdisciplinary quarterly Telemedicine Journal, states in his introductory editorial that he hopes the journal will promote rigorous scientific research in this evolving area of medicine. He expects to appeal to an international audience.

Telemedicine Journal aims to cover "all aspects of clinical telemedical practice; technical advances and enabling technologies; continuing medical education; and the impact of telemedicine on the quality, cost effectiveness and access to health care."

One of the challenges facing this new journal will be to establish a workable definition of the scope and parameters of telemedicine. In the first issue, Senior Editor Rashid Bashshur offers a thorough, evenhanded description of the scope of telemedicine and approaches to evaluating telemedical programs.


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