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Does telehealth mean better care for patients?

It is believed that the internet, telehealth, and new clinical information technology will begin to change the strategies and market structure in health care. How would this affect the health care institutions or how care is delivered? why? Would this be a positive change and for whom?

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The onslaught of telemedicine, telehealth, and health information technology are integral for the success of healthcare in the 21st century. These achievements have laid the groundwork for the clinical decision support systems and 21st century electronic records. Standardization and growth of telemedicine applications are vital for 21st century healthcare because they result in "Consumer Empowerment", which enables a consumer-directed and secure ...

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This is a discussion on whether telehealth and other new clinical information technologies can improve the way healthcare is provided.