Today, telemedicine enables physicians to provide opinions concerning a patient’s medical condition within a physically separated environment.
To prepare for this discussion, read the following in your course text Health Information: Management of Strategic Resource:
Consider the technical challenges and cost-saving benefits associated with telemedicine. Then, answer the following questions:
- What are some of the technical challenges of a telemedicine project?
- How might telemedicine-based services impact the overall cost of health care delivery? What cost savings can be realized with telemedicine in industries, both inside and outside of health care?
- How does the choice of telecommunications conduit, such as broadband, Wi-Fi Satellite, etc. affect what can be done through telemedicine? How have advances in computer- and network-related hardware impacted the spread of telemedicine projects worldwide?
- What might be a future application of telemedicine?