7. Telemedicine: Telemedicine is a growing field due to cost effectiveness and convenience. A report by Kvedar, Menn, and Loughlin (1998), highlights "four applications for telemedicine: remote consultation, remote monitoring, remote education, and telemonitoring" (20). Various concerns arise that limit the growth including professional licensure, malpractice liability, privacy, confidentiality, security, payment policies, and regulation of medical devices (Simonson, Smaldino, & Zvacek, 2015, p.20).
My husband is a radiologist and Teleradiology is something he often talks about. When we move to Japan he hopes to work as a Teleradiologist on nights or weekends to read studies during the hours that doctors in the U.S. will be sleeping. Currently, he and his colleagues help to read the studies that come in from Japan during the day (night in Japan). Telemedicine, or at least Teleradiology is used frequently in the military.