posted by donna .
What effects or potential effects do technologically based communication modalities—between patients and health care providers and between health care providers only—have on health care costs
Do they save money?
Do they save time?
What happens when a patient has no access to "technologically based communication"?
Keep asking yourself questions about all this ... and then try answering them.
Remote diagnosis, and real time surgical advice are two aspects that come to mind. Whether the fee for these services will be comparatively less will depend on the financial greed or lack thereof within a given "care system".
Remote monitoring of outpatient support machinery should significantly reduce costs.