Telemedicine in Disease Management

  • Jeffrey A. Spaeder
Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)


With robust emergency medical services (EMS), tertiary care hospitals, and a plethora of procedure-based specialists, the American healthcare system is well suited to treat acutely ill patients. However, the system is not as well equipped to treat patients with chronic illnesses. This has significant implications, not only for the current healthcare system, since 125 million Americans now suffer from chronic illnesses, but also for the future, as an estimated 157 million Americans are projected to suffer from chronic illnesses by 2020.1


Healthcare Provider Disease Management Chronic Illness Emergency Medical Service Disease Management Program 
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