T-Shirts, Tennis Shoes, and Teleradiology: Technological Efficiency and the End of Medicine

Pullman, Daryl
April 2005
Clinical & Investigative Medicine;Apr2005, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p67
Academic Journal
The article presents information about the changing role of radiology in medical discipline in the U.S. With the advent of telemedicine in general and teleradiology in particular, the opportunity to purchase less expensive health related expertise from off-shore providers is not only a future possibility, but a very present reality. Indeed, the Massachusetts General Hospital is already outsourcing some of its radiology services to Wipro Technologies based in Bangalore, India. Significant concerns regarding confidentiality, quality assurance and accountability notwithstanding, in many respects these represent the micro issues regarding the appropriate implementation and application of telemedical technology.


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