Summary: Communications via an interactive conference between two or more participants at different sites, using computer networks (COMPUTER COMMUNICATION NETWORKS) or other telecommunication links to transmit audio, video, and data.

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  1. Dobscha S, Corson K, Solodky J, Gerrity M. Use of videoconferencing for depression research: enrollment, retention, and patient satisfaction. Telemed J E Health. 2005;11:84-9 pubmed
    The goal of this study was to describe the effects of using videoconferencing on participant enrollment, research measure administration and responses, study retention, and satisfaction...
  2. Reese R, Jamison R, Wendland M, Fleming K, Braun M, Schuttler J, et al. Evaluating interactive videoconferencing for assessing symptoms of autism. Telemed J E Health. 2013;19:671-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Using interactive videoconferencing, we simulated autism assessment procedures with families with an existing diagnosis (autism or developmental ..
  3. Zilliacus E, Meiser B, Lobb E, Dudding T, Barlow Stewart K, Tucker K. The virtual consultation: practitioners' experiences of genetic counseling by videoconferencing in Australia. Telemed J E Health. 2010;16:350-7 pubmed publisher
    b>Videoconferencing for clinical genetics services, or telegenetics, is becoming an increasingly utilized method of delivering genetic counseling to rural areas; however, there has been little qualitative exploration of the practitioner's ..
  4. Lewis D, Tranter G, Axford A. Use of videoconferencing in Wales to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, travel costs and time. J Telemed Telecare. 2009;15:137-8 pubmed publisher
    ..In October 2006 and October 2007 users of videoconferencing equipment at one site completed questionnaires...
  5. Antonacci D, Bloch R, Saeed S, Yildirim Y, Talley J. Empirical evidence on the use and effectiveness of telepsychiatry via videoconferencing: implications for forensic and correctional psychiatry. Behav Sci Law. 2008;26:253-69 pubmed publisher
    ..Live interactive two-way audio-video communication-videoconferencing-is the modality most applicable to psychiatry and has become synonymous with telepsychiatry involving ..
  6. McCrossan B, Grant B, Morgan G, Sands A, Craig B, Casey F. Home support for children with complex congenital heart disease using videoconferencing via broadband: initial results. J Telemed Telecare. 2008;14:140-2 pubmed publisher
    We originally developed a home support service for babies with complex congenital heart disease, in which videoconferencing was delivered via three ISDN lines...
  7. Stain H, Payne K, Thienel R, Michie P, Carr V, Kelly B. The feasibility of videoconferencing for neuropsychological assessments of rural youth experiencing early psychosis. J Telemed Telecare. 2011;17:328-31 pubmed publisher
    We conducted a pilot study of the feasibility of videoconferencing as a mode of neuropsychological assessment in young people (14-30 years) from a rural area of New South Wales experiencing early psychosis...
  8. Ignatius E, Perälä S, Mäkelä K. Use of videoconferencing for consultation in dental prosthetics and oral rehabilitation. J Telemed Telecare. 2010;16:467-70 pubmed publisher
    We conducted a 13-month study to investigate whether videoconferencing could be used for diagnosis and for making treatment plans for patients requiring prosthetic or oral rehabilitation treatment...
  9. Yozwiak J, Robiner W, Victor A, Durmusoglu G. Videoconferencing at psychology internships: interns' perceptions of interactive television experiences and prospects. J Clin Psychol Med Settings. 2010;17:238-48 pubmed publisher
    This article reviews the use and perceptions of videoconferencing in psychology internship training from the perspective of interns. Videoconferencing offers a means of expanding training beyond conventional on-site models...

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  1. Stahl J, Dixon R. Acceptability and willingness to pay for primary care videoconferencing: a randomized controlled trial. J Telemed Telecare. 2010;16:147-51 pubmed publisher
    We examined videoconferencing in comparison with face-to-face office visits in primary care. Four physicians took part in the study and 175 patients were recruited from a general medical practice...
  2. Morgan G, Craig B, Grant B, Sands A, Doherty N, Casey F. Home videoconferencing for patients with severe congential heart disease following discharge. Congenit Heart Dis. 2008;3:317-24 pubmed publisher
    ..Improvements in quality and reliability of videoconferencing systems have allowed this to become a useful diagnostic tool...
  3. Johnsen E, Bolle S. To see or not to see--better dispatcher-assisted CPR with video-calls? A qualitative study based on simulated trials. Resuscitation. 2008;78:320-6 pubmed publisher
    ..Video communication can improve the dispatchers' understanding of the rescuer's situation, and the assistance they provide. ..
  4. Weeks D, Molsberry D. Pediatric advanced life support re-training by videoconferencing compared to face-to-face instruction: a planned non-inferiority trial. Resuscitation. 2008;79:109-17 pubmed publisher
    b>Videoconferencing technology may be useful for providing Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) re-training to geographically isolated providers...
  5. Dunstan D, Tooth S. Treatment via videoconferencing: a pilot study of delivery by clinical psychology trainees. Aust J Rural Health. 2012;20:88-94 pubmed publisher
    This pilot study explored the outcomes of clinical psychology trainees delivering treatments via videoconferencing. A noncurrent, multiple baseline across subjects and settings. University outpatient psychology clinic...
  6. Campbell M, Akbari A, Amos S, Keyes C. Feasibility of providing nephrology services to remote communities with videoconferencing. J Telemed Telecare. 2012;18:13-6 pubmed publisher
    ..The analysis of staff hours worked showed almost no increase following the introduction of telemedicine. Telemedicine is therefore feasible for follow-up care of remote chronic kidney disease patients. ..
  7. Hopper B, Buckman M, Edwards M. Evaluation of satisfaction of parents with the use of videoconferencing for a pediatric genetic consultation. Twin Res Hum Genet. 2011;14:343-6 pubmed publisher
    ..This pilot study suggests that clinical genetic diagnostic assessment could be performed by telemedicine. ..
  8. Dickson Witmer D, Petrelli N, Witmer D, England M, Witkin G, Manzone T, et al. A statewide community cancer center videoconferencing program. Ann Surg Oncol. 2008;15:3058-64 pubmed publisher
    The multidisciplinary approach to cancer care has been established through a statewide videoconferencing network to discuss prospective patient management issues...
  9. Hassija C, Gray M. The effectiveness and feasibility of videoconferencing technology to provide evidence-based treatment to rural domestic violence and sexual assault populations. Telemed J E Health. 2011;17:309-15 pubmed publisher
    ..Advances in videoconferencing-based technologies are improving rural residents' access to specialized psychological services...
  10. Steel K, Cox D, Garry H. Therapeutic videoconferencing interventions for the treatment of long-term conditions. J Telemed Telecare. 2011;17:109-17 pubmed publisher
    We conducted a systematic review of literature relating to videoconferencing in therapeutic interventions for chronic conditions. Two hundred articles were reviewed in detail, 35 of which were relevant to the study...
  11. Elliott T, Brossart D, Berry J, Fine P. Problem-solving training via videoconferencing for family caregivers of persons with spinal cord injuries: a randomized controlled trial. Behav Res Ther. 2008;46:1220-9 pubmed publisher
    To examine the effectiveness of an individualized problem-solving intervention delivered in videoconferencing sessions with family caregivers of persons living with a spinal cord injury (SCI) and possible contagion effects on care ..
  12. Styles V. Service users' acceptability of videoconferencing as a form of service delivery. J Telemed Telecare. 2008;14:415-20 pubmed publisher
    We conducted a study of videoconferencing for delivering an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) service...
  13. Romero G, Sanchez P, Garcia M, Cortina P, Vera E, Garrido J. Randomized controlled trial comparing store-and-forward teledermatology alone and in combination with web-camera videoconferencing. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2010;35:311-7 pubmed publisher
    ..18 general practitioners were randomized (4 : 4 : 2) to three study groups: store and forward (SF), hybrid videoconferencing-SF (VC-SF), and a control group...
  14. Martin Khan M, Wootton R, Whited J, Gray L. A systematic review of studies concerning observer agreement during medical specialist diagnosis using videoconferencing. J Telemed Telecare. 2011;17:350-7 pubmed publisher
    We conducted a systematic review of studies of observer agreement for medical specialist diagnosis via videoconferencing. The review was based on searches of electronic databases and a hand search of relevant journals and reference lists ..
  15. Tsai H, Tsai Y, Wang H, Chang Y, Chu H. Videoconference program enhances social support, loneliness, and depressive status of elderly nursing home residents. Aging Ment Health. 2010;14:947-54 pubmed publisher
    ..Our findings suggest that this program could be used for residents of long-term care institutions, particularly those with better ability to perform activities of daily living. ..
  16. Jarvis Selinger S, Chan E, Payne R, Plohman K, Ho K. Clinical telehealth across the disciplines: lessons learned. Telemed J E Health. 2008;14:720-5 pubmed publisher
    b>Videoconferencing technologies can vastly expand the reach of healthcare practitioners by providing patients (particularly those in rural/remote areas) with unprecedented access to services...
  17. Tsai H, Tsai Y. Older nursing home residents' experiences with videoconferencing to communicate with family members. J Clin Nurs. 2010;19:1538-43 pubmed publisher
    This study explored the experiences of older Taiwanese nursing home residents in using videoconferencing to communicate with family members. Enhancing communication between long-term care residents and their family is important...
  18. Godleski L, Nieves J, Darkins A, Lehmann L. VA telemental health: suicide assessment. Behav Sci Law. 2008;26:271-86 pubmed publisher
    ..Affairs (VA) encompasses one of the largest telemental health networks in the world, with over 45,000 videoconferencing and over 5,000 home telemental health encounters annually...
  19. Lindberg B, Axelsson K, Ohrling K. Experience with videoconferencing between a neonatal unit and the families' home from the perspective of certified paediatric nurses. J Telemed Telecare. 2009;15:275-80 pubmed publisher
    ..We studied the experience of certified paediatric nurses (CPNs) with the use of videoconferencing between the neonatal intensive care unit and the families' home...
  20. Bolle S, Larsen F, Hagen O, Gilbert M. Video conferencing versus telephone calls for team work across hospitals: a qualitative study on simulated emergencies. BMC Emerg Med. 2009;9:22 pubmed publisher
    ..VC can improve clinical cooperation and decision processes in virtual teams during critical patient care. Such team interaction requires thoughtful organisation, training, and new rules for communication. ..
  21. Hackett J, Madden D, Viney K, Naylor C. Evaluation of three population health capacity building projects delivered by videoconferencing in NSW. N S W Public Health Bull. 2009;20:182-6 pubmed publisher
    ..All were capacity building projects delivered through live videoconferencing sessions between April and August 2007...
  22. Sabesan S, Simcox K, Marr I. Medical oncology clinics through videoconferencing: an acceptable telehealth model for rural patients and health workers. Intern Med J. 2012;42:780-5 pubmed publisher
    ..Australia) has provided routine and urgent medical oncology services to rural and remote communities through videoconferencing. At remote sites, patients were accompanied by doctors and other health workers...
  23. Shore J. Telepsychiatry: videoconferencing in the delivery of psychiatric care. Am J Psychiatry. 2013;170:256-62 pubmed publisher
    The provision of psychiatric treatment via live interactive videoconferencing, frequently termed telepsychiatry, is a viable option for psychiatrists to provide care to individual patients, populations, and communities faced with limited ..
  24. Rumpsfeld M, Arild E, Norum J, Breivik E. Telemedicine in haemodialysis: a university department and two remote satellites linked together as one common workplace. J Telemed Telecare. 2005;11:251-5 pubmed
    ..A 2 Mbit/s ATM network was employed for IP-based videoconferencing. A common electronic medical record system and dialysis monitoring software were used...
  25. Delaney G, Jacob S, Iedema R, Winters M, Barton M. Comparison of face-to-face and videoconferenced multidisciplinary clinical meetings. Australas Radiol. 2004;48:487-92 pubmed
    A trial of videoconferencing of multidisciplinary breast cancer clinical meetings between three public hospitals was conducted in an attempt to increase attendance by medical staff at the meetings, and thus facilitate multidisciplinary ..
  26. McCrossan B, Grant B, Morgan G, Sands A, Craig B, Casey F. Diagnosis of congenital heart disease in neonates by videoconferencing: an eight-year experience. J Telemed Telecare. 2008;14:137-40 pubmed publisher
    ..The results also demonstrate the importance of an expert interpreting the echocardiographic images, since the accuracy of diagnosis was considerably improved (the kappa coefficient increased from 0.14 to 0.90). ..
  27. Kunkler I, Fielding R, Brebner J, Prescott R, Maclean J, Cairns J, et al. A comprehensive approach for evaluating telemedicine-delivered multidisciplinary breast cancer meetings in southern Scotland. J Telemed Telecare. 2005;11 Suppl 1:71-73 pubmed
    ..A cost-minimization analysis will be used for economic assessment. ..
  28. Norum J, Jordhøy M. A university oncology department and a remote palliative care unit linked together by email and videoconferencing. J Telemed Telecare. 2006;12:92-6 pubmed
    We investigated the feasibility of using email and videoconferencing for clinical and educational support between oncologists at the University Hospital of North Norway and colleagues at the oncology and palliative care unit of the ..
  29. Hui E, Lee P, Woo J. Management of urinary incontinence in older women using videoconferencing versus conventional management: a randomized controlled trial. J Telemed Telecare. 2006;12:343-7 pubmed
    ..005). There were no significant differences in outcomes between the two groups. Thus our findings suggest that videoconferencing is as effective as conventional methods in the management of urinary incontinence.
  30. Locatis C, Gaines C, Liu W, Gill M, Carney J, Foster J, et al. A blended training approach using videoconferencing for distance education. J Med Libr Assoc. 2006;94:464-8 pubmed
  31. Shore J, Savin D, Orton H, Beals J, Manson S. Diagnostic reliability of telepsychiatry in American Indian veterans. Am J Psychiatry. 2007;164:115-8 pubmed
    ..Clinical Interview for DSM-III-R (SCID) in the administration of psychiatric assessments by real-time videoconferencing compared to face-to-face assessment within a rural American Indian community...
  32. Norum J, Bergmo T, Holdø B, Johansen M, Vold I, Sjaaeng E, et al. A tele-obstetric broadband service including ultrasound, videoconferencing and cardiotocogram. A high cost and a low volume of patients. J Telemed Telecare. 2007;13:180-4 pubmed
    ..The telemedicine service included a videoconferencing link (3 Mbit/s) for transmission of ultrasound scans and a low-speed data link (telephone modem) for ..
  33. Kobak K, Williams J, Engelhardt N. A comparison of face-to-face and remote assessment of inter-rater reliability on the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale via videoconferencing. Psychiatry Res. 2008;158:99-103 pubmed
    ..b>Videoconferencing allows for the evaluation of IRR of raters at diverse sites by enabling raters at different sites to each ..
  34. Bailey M, Smith A, Fitzgerald A, Taylor E. Delivery of child development services by videoconferencing: a review of four years' experience in Queensland. J Telemed Telecare. 2005;11 Suppl 2:S1-3 pubmed
    ..In 2004, a total of 49 h of videoconferencing was conducted. The average session length was 75 min...
  35. Sims M, Howell N, Harbison B. Videoconferencing in a veterinary curriculum. J Vet Med Educ. 2007;34:299-310 pubmed
    b>Videoconferencing is a powerful and versatile method for distance learning...
  36. Griffiths L, Blignault I, Yellowlees P. Telemedicine as a means of delivering cognitive-behavioural therapy to rural and remote mental health clients. J Telemed Telecare. 2006;12:136-40 pubmed
    ..Both clients and case managers found telemedicine consultations acceptable. Clients' ratings ranged from 3 to 4.5, while case mangers' ratings ranged from 3 to 5 ('average' to 'much better than average'). ..
  37. Morland L, Pierce K, Wong M. Telemedicine and coping skills groups for Pacific Island veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder: a pilot study. J Telemed Telecare. 2004;10:286-9 pubmed
    Patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) were randomly assigned to either an eight-week videoconferencing PTSD coping skills group or a traditional face-to-face PTSD coping skills group...
  38. Liou T, Chen C, Hsu C, Chou P, Chiu H. A pilot study of videoconferencing for an Internet-based weight loss programme for obese adults in Taiwan. J Telemed Telecare. 2006;12:370-3 pubmed
    We conducted a pilot study of the feasibility of an Internet-based weight loss programme using videoconferencing to emulate face-to-face situations and a Web service to support self-monitoring...
  39. Shore J, Hilty D, Yellowlees P. Emergency management guidelines for telepsychiatry. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2007;29:199-206 pubmed
    Telepsychiatry, in the form of live interactive videoconferencing, is an emerging application for emergency psychiatric assessment and treatment and can improve the quality and quantity of mental health services, particularly for rural, ..
  40. Savolainen L, Hanson E, Magnusson L, Gustavsson T. An Internet-based videoconferencing system for supporting frail elderly people and their carers. J Telemed Telecare. 2008;14:79-82 pubmed publisher
    ..A videoconferencing system, connecting homes and a call centre, was used in a pilot study in 1997 - 2002...
  41. Latifi R. Telepresence and telemedicine in trauma and emergency. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2008;131:275-80 pubmed
    ..This chapter will review the current applications and future endeavors of telemedicine and telepresence to trauma and emergency care as the new frontiers of telemedicine application. ..
  42. McKenna J, Florell S. Cost-effective dynamic telepathology in the Mohs surgery laboratory utilizing iChat AV videoconferencing software. Dermatol Surg. 2007;33:62-8; discussion 68 pubmed
    ..Internet real-time histologic video images and audio to a consultant dermatopathologist by means of iChat AV videoconferencing software (Apple Computer Inc., Cupertino, CA)...
  43. Winters J, Winters J. Videoconferencing and telehealth technologies can provide a reliable approach to remote assessment and teaching without compromising quality. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2007;22:51-7 pubmed
    ..b>Videoconferencing capabilities allow healthcare practitioners to engage in virtual face-to-face encounters with patients or ..
  44. Wild D, Wiggins G. Videoconferencing and other distance education techniques in chemoinformatics teaching and research at Indiana University. J Chem Inf Model. 2006;46:495-502 pubmed
    ..In this paper, distance education techniques and technologies (with emphasis on videoconferencing) are reviewed, and examples of how they are used to increase the accessibility of chemoinformatics education ..
  45. De las Cuevas C, Arredondo M, Cabrera M, Sulzenbacher H, Meise U. Randomized clinical trial of telepsychiatry through videoconference versus face-to-face conventional psychiatric treatment. Telemed J E Health. 2006;12:341-50 pubmed
    Although telepsychiatry in the form of videoconferencing has been well received in terms of increasing access to care and user satisfaction, few data on treatment outcomes and efficacy from telepsychiatry applications are available at ..
  46. Coelho J, Arnold A, Nayler J, Tischkowitz M, Mackay J. An assessment of the efficacy of cancer genetic counselling using real-time videoconferencing technology (telemedicine) compared to face-to-face consultations. Eur J Cancer. 2005;41:2257-61 pubmed
    ..Telemedicine consultations took place using real-time videoconferencing technology ISDN6 digital telephone lines...
  47. Morgan G, Grant B, Craig B, Sands A, Casey F. Supporting families of critically ill children at home using videoconferencing. J Telemed Telecare. 2005;11 Suppl 1:91-2 pubmed
    Home videoconferencing links for families of children recently discharged with complex congenital heart disease may be useful in monitoring potentially unstable patients...
  48. Baba M, Seckin D, Kapdağli S. A comparison of teledermatology using store-and-forward methodology alone, and in combination with Web camera videoconferencing. J Telemed Telecare. 2005;11:354-60 pubmed
    ..Use of Web camera videoconferencing improved patient satisfaction with teledermatology...
  49. Hadley G, Mars M. Postgraduate medical education in paediatric surgery: videoconferencing--a possible solution for Africa?. Pediatr Surg Int. 2008;24:223-6 pubmed
    ..b>Videoconferencing offers the opportunity to share scarce human resources...
  50. Poon P, Hui E, Dai D, Kwok T, Woo J. Cognitive intervention for community-dwelling older persons with memory problems: telemedicine versus face-to-face treatment. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2005;20:285-6 pubmed
    ..A total of 12 sessions of assessment and cognitive intervention were conducted via videoconferencing or by face-to-face method...
  51. Sebajang H, Trudeau P, Dougall A, Hegge S, McKinley C, Anvari M. Telementoring: an important enabling tool for the community surgeon. Surg Innov. 2005;12:327-31 pubmed
    ..It may also reduce health-care costs by avoiding the need to refer and transfer patients to tertiary care centers. ..
  52. Rossaro L, Tran T, Ransibrahmanakul K, Rainwater J, Csik G, Cole S, et al. Hepatitis C videoconferencing: the impact on continuing medical education for rural healthcare providers. Telemed J E Health. 2007;13:269-77 pubmed
    This study compared the impact of multipoint videoconferencing (VC) versus standard lecturing (ST) on primary care providers' (MDs, NPs/PAs, and RNs) education regarding hepatitis C virus (HCV)...
  53. Frueh B, Monnier J, Grubaugh A, Elhai J, Yim E, Knapp R. Therapist adherence and competence with manualized cognitive-behavioral therapy for PTSD delivered via videoconferencing technology. Behav Modif. 2007;31:856-66 pubmed
    ..These data further support the use of TP to address shortages in access to mental health care. ..