Telemedicine shows no signs of slowing down

Friday, April 27 2012

Thanks to video conferencing technology, telemedicine is quickly becoming a "must have" for healthcare providers across America. Telemedicine is able to deliver vital medical treatment with video conferencing technology to those who are isolated either by distance, language or illness. Organizations that have not adopted these technologies may eventually find themselves struggling to keep up with their competition. Hospitals and facilities all across the country are adopting the service in an effort to treat patients with the latest prevention methods.

"Providers that don't integrate telemedicine into their delivery models are limiting patient access to the best on-demand care possible. They are also losing out to their competitors who are using the technology to improve care, reduce costs and expand their markets," said Jon Linkous, CEO of the American Telemedicine Association (ATA).

The American Telemedicine Association estimates over 10 million Americans are currently being treated via telemedicine each year, and the patient demand shows no sign of slowing down. Video conferencing is helping doctors treat patients in a variety of fields including mental health, rehabilitation and disease maintenance and prevention.