Telemedical consultation: Task characteristics

Leon Watts, Andrew Monk

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Three telemedical projects were studied that used ISDN video to link primary care medical centres to hospitals. Specifically, a doctor or nurse practitioner with the patient was able to consult a remote specialist about treatment or diagnosis. Five task characteristics for this particular form of telemedical consultation are identified. These characteristics make clear the need for high quality multiparty sound communication and multiple-view slow-scan video but suggest that full motion video may not be necessary to support this kind of work. Some issues in analyzing technologically-mediated collaborative work are briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI - Atlanta, GA, USA
Duration: 22 Mar 199727 Mar 1997


ConferenceProceedings of the 1997 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI
CityAtlanta, GA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • General Social Sciences


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