Telemedicine has truly become a global industry. According to a report by BCC Research, the global telemedicine market reached $11.6 billion in 2011, and is expected to triple to $27.3 billion by 2016. In the U.S., the passage of new health insurance laws has sparked an increased focus on the use of telemedicine as a tool to reduce healthcare costs and streamline patient care. Telemedicine technologies can help healthcare providers meet the expected increase in demand for medical care without causing unnecessary delays in treatment or requiring cutbacks in other areas. With the use of telecare devices, software and services, physicians can diagnose and treat patients quickly and efficiently – from anywhere in the world.
The use of telemedicine technology, which is steadily growing in popularity in the U.S., has far-reaching applications worldwide. Telecare equipment, such as examination cameras, remote monitoring devices, digital scopes, and mobile telemedicine carts, allow patients in remote locations greater access to quality healthcare. By bringing the physician to the patient, telemedicine is truly transforming the way we think about traditional patient care. It is no longer necessary for rural patients, who often have limited resources, to travel great distances in order to receive quality medical care.
GlobalMed is poised to help medical care providers worldwide improve patient care with innovative telemedicine products, software and services. Whether you are just getting started with telemedicine, upgrading your existing technology or simply want more information about the products and services we offer, contact GlobalMed today to learn how we can help you. No matter where you are located in the world, we have a telemedicine representative near you.