Medicine is one of the few domains where innovation has proven an unacceptably, very low rate of diffusion. Comparing with new born industries (like aviation) or with ones in which one witnesses an extremely high rate of diversity (in terms of electronic tools, services and resources) such as banking, medicine still operates with the same ages old business model self-designed, following the “try & error” model.
Health care services had been supported in the last 100 years as governments, societies and patients created nationwide systems based on success and failures of the welfare state models. Is there a limit of technology in changing the paradigm of health care services delivery? If the answer to this question is affirmative, where does telemedicine fit into the new born business model in healthcare?
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