Stephen Cone

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A clinical workstation was developed to provide basic telemedicine services in a medical clinic in rural Ecuador. The unit cost was less than $1000. The system provided videoconferencing and a Spanish language electronic medical record (EMR) for clinic consultations. All partners participated in the development of the EMR. Over a six-month period, almost(More)
Remote collaboration for anesthesia requires considerable sharing of physiologic data, audio, and images on a consistent data platform. A low-bandwidth connection between Ecuador and the United States supported effective joint management of operative plan, airway, intraoperative decisions, and recovery. Transmission with a 64-Kbps InMarSat satellite(More)
To determine applicability of low-cost digital imaging for different radiographic modalities used in consultations from remote areas of the Ecuadorian rainforest with limited resources, both medical and financial. Low-cost digital imaging, consisting of hand-held digital cameras, was used for image capture at a remote location. Diagnostic radiographic(More)
An intermittent surgical services program in rural Ecuador was able to benefit from close collaboration between surgeons and primary care physicians through the use of telemedicine technologies. Inexpensive telemedicine workstations capable of patient documentation, imaging, and video-conferencing at extremely low bandwidth were established in collaborative(More)
The objective of this study was to design an electronic form of documentation of surgical procedures, which would include audio and video recording of the entire surgical procedure. Video clips have shown promise for teaching surgical procedures. To date, no systems have been described to fully record video and audio of all events during a surgical(More)
When telemedicine emerged in the late 1950s, the innovative and sophisticated technology used at the time was quite expensive. Historically, the use of telemedicine applications was limited to institutions that either had funding through government-sponsored grants or could afford the cost of the technologic tools. This hindered the broad use and expansion(More)
Abstract Epidemiologic information about snakebites in Ecuador is scarce. Snakebites are more common in the lowlands east of the Andes, in the Amazon basin. In the present study, a retrospective review of all (n = 142) snakebite admissions to Hospital Pio XII, a regional health center/hospital in the canton of Sucúa, Morona Santiago, Ecuador was carried out(More)
UNLABELLED We report a case supporting the use of telecommunications technology from a remote location to monitor anesthetic events. Vital signs, data, and video were transmitted from surgery conducted in the remote Amazonian rainforests of Ecuador to Richmond, VA. This application of telemedicine technologies makes available expert advice from remote(More)
Telemedicine has developed around certain assumptions about connectivity and format. From the pioneer work of Kenneth Bird in the 1970's medical events separated by distance were connected for videoconference interaction [1]. The connection implied well developed telecommunications tools at both ends of the interaction. Telemedicine in its most common(More)
Low-bandwidth telemedicine was used for the pre- and postoperative evaluation of patients treated by a mobile surgery service in remote Ecuador. Realtime and store-and-forward telemedicine was employed, using PCs connected via the ordinary telephone network. Between February 2002 and July 2003, 144 patients were studied preoperatively and 50(More)