Telemedicine holds tremendous potential to help shape up the ‘Real Healthcare Reform’. Physician visits and hospital admissions add up fast contributing to the high healthcare costs. Federally sponsored program termed “Hospital to Home” has been implemented in Washington County, New York through which patients are equipped with vital health monitoring technologies connected to a central station transmitting the measurements to a Nurses Station in real time.
The actual story is available here (Courtesy: Our colleague Daniel Farrow). This is again strengthening our belief that time and place shifting the examination can reap real results. Significant developments are underway at SALSA and other institutions to tap into this need and provide technologies aimed at reducing costs and improving the quality of care.