Telehealth, or increasingly 'e-health', has been accepted by the World Health Organization as an important tool in achieving the goal of health for all. It has also been accepted in developing countries. The primary motivators include the expectations that e-health will reduce health-care costs, expand services to under-served areas and populations, facilitate the change to a more public health orientation, and improve people's health, nutrition, knowledge and standards of living.[2-4] However, e-health needs to be integrated into existing health-care systems, in both a practical and a policy sense. Indeed, policy decisions will affect the ability of e-health to function effectively and efficiently in a global manner.
Scott, Richard E.; Chowdhury, M. Faruq U.; and Varghese, Sunil
"Telehealth Policy: Looking for Global Complementarity,"
Online Journal of Space Communication: Vol. 8
, Article 4.
Available at: https://ohioopen.library.ohio.edu/spacejournal/vol8/iss14/4
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