With telemedicine projected to grow to 1.8 million patients by 2017 from its current estimated level of 308,000, this area is seeing all sorts of diversification with applications from dermatology to intensive care units to treating trauma victims and stroke patients. Here’s a list of some of telehealth thought leaders on Twitter.
Bart Demaerschalk (@Demaerschalk) is a neurologist whose interests include stroke, telemedicine, e-health, hospital neurology, concussion, medical education, health economics and evidence-based medicine.
Peter Levin (@pllevin) is the chief technology officer for the Department of Veterans Affairs. The VA has used telehealth to focus on mental healthcare and it’s also using telemedicine for oncology follow-up care.
Thanks for this. As a stroke patient who received incredibly sub-optimal care, this issue is important.
Interesting post Baum. This is a great challenge to doctors who have not adopted use of telephone in their practise especially in marketing of their medical services.