Telemedicine Comes Into Its Own - International Business Times: "Not only has the government aided the growth of telemedicine but investments by big companies have as well. Cisco, United Healthcare and the Mayo Clinic have all devoted resources to the cause.
'Telemedicine was done for many years regionally,' McCafferty said. 'Now you have mainstream companies saying this is an important application. They are saying there is money to be made and money to be saved.'
Traditionally, telemedicine has been used for medical consultation and surgical procedures in poorer, rural communities. However, the current usage of telemedicine stretches beyond these areas."