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Telemedicine & eHealth

TM & eH at a glance
. Introduction
. What is TM & eH
. Definitions
. Examples
. Brief History
. Facts & Figures
. Types of Services
. Tools & Equipment
. Benefits
. Difficulties
. Future


Telemedicine & eHealth in Armenia

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Facts & Figures about Telemedicine & eHealth

  • Although modern Telemedicine has been introduced more than 40 years ago, it is in the last decade or so, that rapid increase in TM and TH activities took place worldwide [13, 29, 36, 40, 41, 48 etc].
  • In the United States there are currently about 200 telemedicine networks, involving nearly 3,500 health care institutions in the country and delivering more than 350,000 patient services annually (as estimated by ATA – American Telemedicine Association) [25, 29].
  • Major electronic device, ICT and software manufacturers worldwide such as Siemens, Phillips, Intel, Microsoft and others, invest today heavily in various TM and TH equipments and applications.
  • In the USA, European Union and many other countries and areas in the world the filed of Telemedicine and eHealth is today regulated at the highest governmental level. For example, in November 2008 the European Commission has adopted a Communication to support and improve access to telemedicine for EU citizens and healthcare professionals across Europe [33]. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) – a multibillion stimulus bill adopted by the United States Congress in 2009, has made the promotion of a national, interoperable health information technology (HIT) a priority [72].
  • Investments into Telemedicine and eHealth applications and services nowadays reach TENS of Billions. US Administration’s stimulus plan mentioned above allocated $19 bln from the federal budget for promotion of Health Information Technology (HIT) within the United States’ health care system [71, 72]. The Telemedicine and eHealth market in the European Union, totaling in 2007 € 4.7 bln, is estimated to reach by 2012 € 11.2 bln, thus displaying an average annual growth rate of 19%.

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