Experts: Telemedicine could boost patient care, cut health costs

03/3/2009 | For the Record

Technologies designed to allow physicians to evaluate people without personal visits and other forms of telemedicine could reduce health-related expenses "while delivering quality care" to patients, said Dr. Joseph Kvedar, director of the Center for Connected Health. Pacemakers and other devices with remote-monitoring features could prove especially useful in the management of chronic ailments, including diabetes and lung diseases, a recent report found.

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