Health care providers have exchanged medical information from one site to another via electronic communications to improve a patient’s clinical health status for over forty years. In 1970, it involved telephone and satellite technologies to perform transoceanic tests of patients’ heart activity. Today, telemedicine is evolving to include new technologies like Google Glass.
As technology changes the way we live, communicate and attain information, it may also change the way doctors diagnose and treat their patients. Telemedicine is medical care delivered through technological means, such as through live chat or image download.