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Connectivity Accelerating TeleMedicine

A Life Saver Telemedicine Imagine being treated for an illness in your home without having to go to a doctor's office or hospital emergency room. That's the promise of telemedicine.  In 2019, the pervasiveness of connectivity is enabling distance medicine on the grand scale.  Telehealth/telemedicine provides medical access, treatment speed and can mean the difference between life and death.  It's a real life-saver of growing importance. Smart Phone, Smart RX By some estimates, 80% of Americans own smartphones;  75% have broadband.  According to The Cleveland Clinic, as a result of connectivity, distance health will be one of the top 10 Medical Innovations this year.  Their reasoning is the demand for distance medicine now has the global infrastructure to support and accelerate it. By the Medical Numbers The medical industry is buying into this. 90% of US health care executives say they're building telehealth systems 7 million US patients used telemedicine in