More companies pushing telehealth into spotlight

Tuesday, March 1 2011

Helping patients remotely through the use of advances in technology makes a lot of sense. Videoconferencing, for example, can be used to diagnose those who may not have the ability to travel to a physician. As more companies back the technology, more people may be saved.

Big names manufacturers are pushing for telehealth solutions around the world, according to Connected World. "GE and Intel’s recent 'Care Innovation' venture was one of the first notable advancements," which provides remote healthcare-monitoring and videoconferencing communication, according to the news source.

HP also recently announced its plans to partner with high-tech companies to provide telehealth services. The news outlet explains that HP will be partnering with Canvys, a visual technology company specializing in healthcare, to provide remote communication and medical imaging solutions.

It definitely is a good time for telehealth. It will only be a matter of time before other companies jump onboard and realize the potential of health communications. Businesses investing in the technology will not only be profiting, they will also be revolutionizing the way people receive healthcare.