Historically, telemedicine has not moved beyond pilot projects. The reasons for this failure are varied but include infrastructure issues, organisational barriers - both clinical and cultural - economic considerations, and governance and security concerns.
However, the landscape is now changing and with it comes the realisation that models of long-term care must evolve to cope with demographic changes and the economic downturn, necessitating an urgent need to reduce transport costs and carbon footprint. Strategic investment at this time has the potential to transform health delivery in the Northern Periphery region.
For more information on how ITTS worked to address these challenges, see our Demonstrator Project pages.
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