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Telehealth and the Big Blue Marble, Earth

Posted by Lawrence Kerr on Mon, Feb 06, 2012 @ 11:08 PM

Startling images were released this week by NASA.  They are a continuation of the theme Blue Marble, the first in a series being released from Apollo 17. The current set was taken from 28,000 miles away by the Suomi NPP satellite on October 2011.

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Attribution: NASA

Red, Blue, Green and more, combine to make a greater whole.

Pictures, Words and a collabortive attitude, combine to give: 

Access, Collaboration, Education

The images are awesome and inspiring. Not only a model of graphic explanation of data, but also the collaboration of color (red, green, blue) and of thermal infra-red imagery, two types of ocean data, radiotelemetry and observations of Antarctica -- they all combine (collaborate) to make a whole greater than its parts.

Telemedicine and telehealth are two names that elicit thoughts of technology. Medical collaboration is far more than technology.  Medical collaboration is an attitude, an attitude that values results and substance over regulation, stimulus and reimbursement. This attitude can be successful without technology. But, in this complicated world, technology can make it easier.  

access, collaboration, education

This diagram clarifies a complex process, and the process shows us a new view of our world. We feel that pictures and words supported by a strong technology can do the same for our patients. Carry on the conversation with us. 

medical photography introductory chapter  You can't produce these incredible pictures with your iPhone, but download this first and other chapters for free, or buy our book Medical iPhone Photography online at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or iBooks.

We thank Goddard scientist Norman Kuring  for compiling these images.


Tags: telemedicine, medical collaboration, telehealth, iPhone photography, Medical iPhone Photography

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