Journal of Medical Systems

, Volume 26, Issue 4, pp 277–283

IP Telephony—New Horizon for Telemedicine and e-Health

  • Yongguo Zhao
  • Yukako Yagi
  • Isao Nakajima
  • Hiroshi Juzoji
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1015876902133

Cite this article as:
Zhao, Y., Yagi, Y., Nakajima, I. et al. Journal of Medical Systems (2002) 26: 277. doi:10.1023/A:1015876902133

Abstract

Internet Protocol (IP) based networks are increasingly being used as alternatives to the traditional circuit-switched networks for carrying voice traffic. IP telephony is taking a firm hold in the world telecommunication market for a wide range of applications including telemedicine. The merits of IP telephony for telemedicine lie in cost-savings and new applications and functionalities it may render. In this paper, we try to discuss and analyze the implications of IP telephony on the evolution and deployment of telemedicine and e-health.

IP telephonyVoice-over-IP (VoIP)Internet telephonytelemedicinee-health

Copyright information

© Plenum Publishing Corporation 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yongguo Zhao
    • 1
  • Yukako Yagi
    • 1
  • Isao Nakajima
    • 1
  • Hiroshi Juzoji
    • 1
  1. 1.Nakajima LaboratoryTokai University Medical Research InstituteJapan