Convenient Care and Telemedicine
Publication Date: November 2007
Publisher(s): National Center for Policy Analysis (U.S.)
Author(s): Devon M. Herrick
Series: NCPA Policy Report no. 305
Telemedicine -- the use of information technology for diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of patients' conditions -- brings a new dimension to 21st century health care. Entrepreneurs are using the Internet, improvements in computer software and the advent of high-speed telecommunications networks in innovative ways to make medical care more accessible and convenient to patients, to raise quality and to reduce costs.