Thanks to numerous advantages in technology, the world is shrinking. No longer do medical experts need to meet in person or coordinate phone calls across several time zones to exchange information. Telemedicine makes use of prolific and speedy Internet connections to transfer medical information from one part of the globe to another, with the goal of improving a patient's health.
Telemedicine dates back over 40 years to humble beginnings. Originally, representatives from hospitals would travel to out-of-the-way regions to lend their expertise in healing and science. As Internet connections became widely available, hospitals, private practices, and patient homes gained the means to share information electronically.
High-speed Internet allows all sorts of information to reach those in need more efficiently. Through telemedicine, professionals can hold video conferences with patients and peers, monitor vital signs from thousands of miles away, and continue their education from anywhere.