Tag: Global Markets for Telemedicine Technologies

Recent report on tele-health suggests it may soon become part of day-to-day practice

A recent report by BCC Research outlines some interesting trends in the telemedicine and telehealth market. Telehealth, as defined by the Department of Health and Human Services, is the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration. While still an emerging market, with the advent of reliable and cheap video conferencing technologies the global telemedicine market grew from $9.8 billion in 2010 to $11.6 billion in 2011 and will almost triple to $27.3 billion in 2016.