Blockchain and the Future of Telehealth
The idea of telehealth has a much longer history than many are aware. As far back as 1879, an article in the Lancet publication mentioned the use of telephones in order to reduce unnecessary office visits. Later in the 1920s doctors started using the radio to help treat patients in hard to reach places, such ships out at sea. It follows that with the introduction of video, more types of telehealth services could be provided. Telehealth evolves as technology becomes more commercially available. With digital mobile devices in almost every household, the potential reach of telehealth is greater than ever. With such a large global outreach and such a large amount of data going back and forth telehealth has new concerns to overcome.