How do we bridge the gap between telehealth and telemedicine?

Telemedicine is changing the way we receive and deliver health care.

But telemedicine isn’t new. Throughout history, mankind has studied and used various forms of the service. The actions that were eventually coined telemedicine have been around for centuries, even dating back to when the people of ancient Rome sent proxies to the temples where medical care was offered if their citizens were too old or too ill to go themselves.

In more recent history, right around the 1960s, NASA pioneered significant advancements in telemedicine when it started planning to send American astronauts to space. Space travel required the ability to use the spacecraft and astronauts’ spacesuits to remotely monitor and diagnose health-related issues.

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MedCity News| Posted by Dr. Frank Cockerill on November 28, 2016

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