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Publication Date: August 2008

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

Author(s): Herrick Devon

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

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

Topic: Health (Health services administration)

Keywords: Health charter schools; consumption tax; economic freedom

Type: Other

Abstract:

The use of information technology in diagnosing, treating and monitoring patients--known as telemedicine--is adding a new dimension to modern health care. Entrepreneurs are using the telephone, the Internet and personal computers for innovative solutions to traditional problems of health care delivery. These advances are not only making care more accessible and convenient, they are also raising quality and containing medical costs.