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Telehealth: Communication Technology has Become the Backbone of Healthcare Institutions

Posted by / April 11, 2014

As the healthcare sector continues to evolve, so does the importance of integrating communication technologies in healthcare institutions. “Telehealth” or “telemedicine,” is the delivery of health-related services and information via audiovisual and telecommunication, has become increasingly common among healthcare professionals as a means of reliable and expedited correspondence. In fact, the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) reported that there are approximately 200 U.S. telemedicine networks linking over 3,000 sites, with over 80,000 homes have been wired for remote healthcare monitoring. Effective use of communication technology by healthcare professionals can lead to improved patient care and overall operational efficiency.

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