Dr. Lindberg, a pioneer in health care computing and communications, added,
"Project Phoenix is one of 19 multi-year telemedicine projects in 13 states and
the District of Columbia (see attached listing) that the Library is funding to
determine the impact telemedicine can have on access to health care as well as
its quality and costs. Spanning rural areas, suburbia, and the inner city, this
diverse set of projects will also evaluate the use of telemedicine in the care
of newborns, children with disabilities, college students, the elderly and
chronically ill, trauma patients, and those needing a range of specialist care.
At the same time, Project Phoenix and the other telemedicine projects, will
assess methods for protecting the confidentiality of electronic health
information as recommended in a report released last week by the National
More information on telemedicine and detailed descriptions of the 19
projects may be found on the World Wide Web at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov .