Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Verizon's Offering at the Connected Health Symposium

Article from (@Connected Health: Verizon highlights partners) briefly describing the benefits and cost savings from tele-medicine.  For example, Verizon claims that "IT healthcare solutions and services can help organizations save close to $165 billion annually, according to the carrier. The carrier also cites a report from the Insight Research Corporation that estimates $800 million per year could be saved if more treatment was shifted from physician’s offices to home health visits."

Of course, tele-medicine and the applications bring revenue to that Verizon (and other carriers), thus the cost savings amounts should be viewed sceptically.  However, in general tele-medicine solutions nearly always provide cost savings over clinic and hospital visits.  And they also provide an additional level freedom that improves quality of life.

I want to add this link that sounds a significant concern regarding the supply and demand for communications bandwidth in the near future.  Here's the link:  The title of the article is: "Are we ready for the Exabyte Tsunami?  (Here's a link to explain an exabyte:

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