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Remote patient monitoring and treatment can improve care provision


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Telemedicine could make a difference in the health sector© 2010, Kurhan - stock.xchng

According to the study "Strategic Intelligence Monitor on Personal Health Systems (SIMPHS): Market Structure and Innovation Dynamics", telemedicine can help make a difference in the face of an increasingly heavy burden of demand for service in the health sector. In an ageing Europe, where more and more citizens live with chronic diseases, it can prove very useful.

Personal Health Systems (PHS) and Remote Patient Monitoring and Treatment (RMT) have the potential to alter the way healthcare is provided by increasing the quantity and quality of care. A report on the findings of the study, published today by the JRC's Institute for Prospective and Technological studies (IPTS), explores the current status of Personal Health Systems and, more specifically, of the Remote Patient Monitoring and Treatment market in Europe.



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