The 308,000 individuals worldwide who received remote monitoring in 2012 to care for issues like heart disease, diabetes, and mental illness is already pretty impressive. The projections for the next five years are even more astounding. The telehealth revolution has already started, and while home monitoring is certainly on the rise, the resources to improve diagnosis, treatment, and maintaining quality of life are improving significantly. Being able to “health from home” points to global trends in safer sharing of information, better rates of disease prevention, and lower costs of time and money for families facing diseases and conditions. It makes one wonder: what’s next for telemedicine and mobile health technology?
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