History of Telemedicine

 

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“Change is inevitable, progress is optional.”

 

 

History

The application of telecommunications technology to facilitate healthcare delivery dates back to the 1920s when radio was used to link public health physicians at shore stations with ships at sea to assist with medical emergencies of soldiers and civilians.

It has been and is currently used to provide medical care to oil rigs in the Pacific, disaster relief in tragedy stricken countries, and given thousands access to quality healthcare they would not have received otherwise.

Telemedicine technologies are successfully being applied to a wide variety of medical disciplines: psychiatry, infectious diseases, ophthalmology, cardiology, pre and post-operative care, emergency medicine, endocrinology, radiology, pathology, neurology, pediatrics, etc.

Telemedicine has benefitted individuals, communities, and nations around the world for many years! Please Contact Us if you would like to learn more information about this amazing technology!