Telemedicine to Extend To All Parts of Globe if Doctors, Technologists Work Together

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Telemedicine has been around in the U.S. for quite some time, but experts at the IEEE (News – Alert) have just announced that its “technologically ready to meet the growing demand” in developing nations and remote areas around the world, according to a press release posted at finance.yahoo.com.

But there’s a caveat. Widespread use of telemedicine will only happen if technologists and clinicians work together to ensure it can be used everywhere in the world, the story says. Towards this end, the IEEE will hold two conferences in Boston later this year.

According to BCC (News – Alert) Research as reported in the press release, the global telemedicine market is expected to grow “from $9.8 billion in 2010 to $23 billion in 2015,  Continue reading