Online Journal of Space Communication


Telehealth, or increasingly 'e-health',[1] 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.[2] 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.



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