"Telemedicine is really about taking healthcare out of the clinical environment like hospitals and physicians’ practices and allowing it to be part of everyday life."
GEORGE MACGINNIS, TELEHEALTH EXPERT AT PA CONSULTING GROUP
George MacGinnis, telehealth expert with PA Consulting Group, discussed the future of telemedicine with eHealth Radio.
The interview aired online and is now available on iTunes for free download on the eHealth Radio channel.
During the 10 minute interview, George discussed the future of telemedicine, what he sees as future trends in telemedicine, what technologies are available today, what PA Consulting Group is doing to advance telehealth and telemedicine, and how telemedicine will empower people to manage their own health and wellness.
George sees the key trends in telemedicine ultimately promoting positive health and becoming more of a continuous relationship with healthcare systems, such as providing information feeds from doctors on a regular basis. He noted that establishing an ongoing relationship with one’s physician is an area where telehealth will help to empower people.
“Telemedicine is really about taking healthcare out of the clinical environment like hospitals and physicians’ practices and allowing it to be part of everyday life,” George said.
To download the interview as a free iTunes podcast, please click here.