The Telemedicine Reporter – International Edition – December 16th 2011

2012 – The Re-Think of Medicine Has Begun

Healthcare systems worldwide are imploding with run-away costs and lack of access to primary care. It is time to look at medicine as a reactive discipline more attuned to maintaining and preserving rather than to curing and healing.  We deal with symptoms and intervene to mitigate symptoms.  Continue reading

The Telemedicine Reporter – International Edition – December 2nd 2011

Smartphone health applications expected to exceed $400M annually by 2016

ABI Research (London, UK) predicts the sports and health mobile application market will grow to more than $400 million in 2016, up from $120 million in 2010. The report “Mobile Devices and mHealth” expects the ability Continue reading

The Telemedicine Reporter – International Edition – October 28, 2011

UCSD unveils Center for the Future of Surgery

Every year, millions of patients undergo lifesaving surgeries. The outcome of each procedure is driven by dynamic factors such as the patient’s health, drugs and instruments used, team communication, and the wisdom of the surgeon’s hand. To advance safety and innovation Continue reading

The Telemedicine Reporter – International Edition – August 26, 2011

Millions of dollars in federal broadband funds fail to reach rural health care providers.

Federal Communications Commission is coming under fire for not distributing millions of dollars intended for rural health care. Since 1997, Telecommunications companies have been required by law to collect Universal access fees  Continue reading