Telemedicine, defined as the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration, is quickly becoming a crucial part of the future of healthcare. The market for telemedicine is one of the fastest growing sectors in healthcare, and is expected to continue expanding rapidly, as the pressure to improve the efficiency of care delivery while reducing costs increases.
One of the most important aspects of telemedicine is that it places the patient firmly into the focal point of care. There are drawbacks, of course, to the increasing reliance on technology, including the learning curve inherent to new technologies and the chance that technology has an impersonal effect on doctor-patient relationships. Read the full postRead More >