Telemedicine forecast: Mobile and clouds with a strong chance of video

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Telemedicine applications for healthcare providers can be seen in how some corporations provide care for their workers. Consider how Cisco Systems [2] (NASDAQ:CSCO [3]) offers employees healthcare on its campuses on opposite ends of the country.


Cisco, which is self insured, funds all of the company’s healthcare resources including a clinic and pharmacy at its Silicon Valley headquarters. Patients with skin conditions, for example, can take advantage of teledermatology options that give Cisco employees access to skin specialists without needing to leave campus, said Ash Shehata [4], Cisco’s senior executive director of healthcare business transformation for the Americas. These health IT capabilities mean diagnosis is done through video and the specialist’s opinion is sent to the patient’s primary care provider.

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