Telepathology and telemedicine
How does the world of medical informatics work? What are its roots? How rapidly will informatics-driven patient-centric healthcare develop and expand? How will it influence the patients' diagnosis, treatment and care? Which changes might be expected to become commonplace in medical practice? Will the developing countries and underdeveloped nations participate or be left behind?
This monograph discusses the theoretical basis, historical overview, and clinical applications of telemedicine and telepathology. Cost–benefit considerations for telehealth are included as well as a discussion of the socioeconomic impact of telecommunications on the health care industry. The influence and feedback of social behavior are described, as well as the interrelationships between medical requirements and technical innovations in the 21st century. This book is written by scholars who study the past in order to anticipate the future.