How Research Technology and Innovation helps improve primary health care through tele medicine

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DOI: 10.21522/TIJMD.2013.04.01.Art017

Authors : Surya Narayanan Sethumadavan


This article will look into how Research, Technology and Innovation have improved primary health care around the world through telemedicine. Telemedicine and tele health have revolutionised medical care across the globe.

Objective: The paper is an original manuscript which will go into the entire gamut of primary health care and how innovation and technological improvements have revolutionised the concept of telemedicine and how patients across the world have immensely benefitted from this.

Design: This article will be a narrative on the research and technological advances of telemedicine over the years. This will refer to several studies and research works undertaken by several luminaries in this field. The references will be duly documented at the end of this article.

Procedure: The procedure to be followed will be a chronological sequencing of telemedicine as it evolved over the years and how innovation and technology have improved the patient care at the primary health care setting.

Results: A review of the scholarly articles and other studies in this field have pointed to one palpable truth – Research Technology and Innovation have revolutionised way telemedicine and primary healthcare have evolved over the years. With technology driven telemedicine, primary health care has become easy, quick and very affordable.

Conclusion: The bedrock for global development is indeed Research Technology and Innovation. As a doctor, my focus on telemedicine reveals how, technology has touched the lives of millions of people worldwide and how telemedicine has revolutionised this niche market of healthcare. 


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