TeleMedicine and Sustainable Healthcare

Healthcare networks have evolved from simply moving data back and forth to actually delivering valuable services.  As these networks for TeleMedicine get smarter, they can do much more than connect video points together.

They can also securely tie in e-health and medical records, diagnostic images, lab information systems and all sorts of other things.  People can actually book physical and virtual resources - for example exam rooms with specific equipment - so that medical teams can collaborate over any distance, even across the planet.  The potential for this technology is much greater than what we are seeing today.

We have a lot of underlying fundamental conditions that make telemedicine a great choice in Canada, whether it's for psychiatric and addicition counselling, oncology consultations or emergency stroke treatment.  It allows people to be treated more quickly, and in some cases, reduces the risk of long-term ill effects.  When you consider that we have a constitutional obligation to deliver equal access to care for every patient and a population spread over large distances, it makes sense that leadership in telemedicine is found here.

28. January 2011 10:41 by Brantz | Comments (16493) | Permalink

Brantz Myers

Brantz started his professional career in Health Informatics in 1986.  He created a small consultancy company and one of his first projects was to develop an Electronic Medical Record system with a strong analytics engine to support a Neurologist's clinical practice and research projects.  Brantz and his small team took the application to market, successfully enabling several customers which ultimately led to the sale of the company.  He then went into general IT Sales and Marketing for the next 20 years where he worked and waited for the healthcare industry to ready itself for the new potential that health informatics had to offer.  Brantz is now fully engaged in the challenge of transforming Healthcare in Brazil, Canada, Mexico and the U.S.

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