Appl Clin Inform 2010; 01(02): 132-141
DOI: 10.4338/ACI-2009-12-R-0020
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Telemedicine

What have we learned?
P. Whitten
1  Michigan State University
,
B. Holtz
1  Michigan State University
,
C. LaPlante
1  Michigan State University
› Author Affiliations
Further Information

Publication History

Received 04 December 2009

Accepted 15 April 2010

Publication Date:
20 December 2017 (online)

Summary

As the health care industry is facing many challenges and is undergoing extensive change, telemedicine is in the position to address these challenges and be an important part of health care’s development. Telemedicine has been used for approximately a half century, in which researchers have explored the different technologies utilized, clinical outcomes, cost benefits, perceptions, and adoption challenges of its use. This paper reviews and summarizes these findings and presents possible future research endeavors. Examining what is known about telemedicine can aid in the development of innovative, sustainable and beneficial health technologies that could positively impact health care delivery and outcomes.

Citation: Whitten P, Holz B, LaPlante C. Telemedicine – what have we learned? Appl Clin Inf 2010; 1: 132–141 http://dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2009-12-R-0020