Journal of Taiwan Occupational Therapy Research and Practice
Teleconsultation is the application of the telemedicine. Health experts can solve problems by using the electronic and communication technologies without distance limitation. This study intends to develop a school-based intervention program for high-risk school-age children in one of the earthquake-struck areas. In addition, we try to develop the teleconsultation and telemedicine system between earthquake local site and consulting experts site. The preliminary result of this study is that the teleconsultation and telemedicine system is more effective than traditional consultation and supervision. Moreover, we can apply this system in training local volunteers, educators, and welfare workers. Meanwhile, we can save lots of cost and time since we don\'t need to travel between the local site and the expert site.