Pacific Palisades, Calif. (PRWEB) July 20, 2006
When it comes to consumer health care, technology will never replace the human factor such as the maverick medical genius of Dr. Gregory House depicted on FOX TV’s House or the friendly general practitioner at a medical center near you. But, telemedicine has the potential to extend the human touch and transform the way health care is delivered.
The American Telemedicine Association defines telemedicine as the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications to improve patients' health status. Whether telemedicine is defined using layman’s terms—(the transmission of still images, video, and other forms of medical data between rural and urban areas) or tech-speak—(the use of advanced telecommunications technologies for the delivery of clinical care), telemedicine is a, multi-billion dollar market that is destined to improve consumer health care around the globe.
The application may be as straightforward as two healthcare professionals talking about a case over the phone or as intricate as using satellite technology and video-conferencing equipment to conduct a real-time consultation between medical specialists in two different states or even countries.
As telemedicine technologies continues to experience rapid growth, with companies like AT&T, Intel Corporation-Digital Health Group, and Sony Electronics providing the bandwidth and hardware, it allows innovative companies such as Los Angeles-based eNotes Systems (OTCBB:ENSY), which is currently developing their product suite, to make telemedicine a reality, enabling physicians and other health care providers to examine, treat and monitor patients remotely without compromising standards of care.
"Simply stated, telemedicine is about enabling providers of healthcare services to deliver quality care to individuals who are remotely located from the specialty health care they need. Whether it's allowing physicians to examine patients via the Internet from miles away or continuing education for rural health practitioners who may not be able to take part in professional meetings or educational opportunities, telemedicine is experiencing rapid expansion around the globe," said Jeff Flammang, CEO of eNotes Systems.
For stock investors and early shareholders looking for high growth investment opportunities, their next investment opportunity may be in developmental stage telemedicine technology companies. Whether an investment in telemedicine benefits radiology--so specialists can read and interpret x-rays on-line--or cardiology—so reports such as electrocardiograms (EKGs) can be readily transmitted from an EKG machine for reading and interpretation—it’s evident to eNotes Systems that these kind of technologies in the health care industry are needed and are here to stay, reaching doctors and patients alike in all corners of the globe.