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Publication Date: November 2007

Publisher(s): National Center for Policy Analysis (U.S.)

Author(s): Devon M. Herrick

Series: NCPA Policy Report no. 305

Topic: Health (Health services administration)

Abstract:

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.