An increasing number of medical practitioners are implementing the use of electronic communications equipment into their practices.
Press Release Service – Wired PR News – The role of telemedicine, which is the transference of medical information via cell phone, the Internet, or other networks is increasing as the use of technologies such as email and other electronic forms of data transmission expands. As reported by HealthDay News, the popularity of telemedicine has left some to suggest it will eventually become a part of routine medical practices.
Dr. Jason Mitchell, of the Center for Health Information Technology of the American Academy of Family Physicians, is quoted by Health Day as stating, “Someday we won’t even consider it telemedicine anymore… It’ll just be part of the way we practice medicine.”
Mitchell is further quoted as stating of telemedicine, which can be used for preventative as well as diagnostic purposes, “This is an adjunct to a relationship with a physician that’s already there… I don’t think the electronic interactions are going to completely replace the personal interaction, but they can augment them. You don’t have to be standing in front of a physician to accomplish certain things, but that hands-on interaction needs to be there in many cases.”
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