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batye
batye
6/1/2016 1:07:01 PM
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Re: Telus
@ms.akkineni in Canada Telus grows very rapidly, and I think it gonna keep growing....

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batye
batye
6/1/2016 12:59:53 PM
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Re: AT&T and Verizon
@ms.akkineni yes as each player could see the option to make good profit, and everyone trying to get in the game...

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
5/31/2016 11:45:55 PM
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AT&T and Verizon
The report notes that AT&T and Verizon have made some efforts to develop new business in this sector, which is already worth about $15 billion per year and growing fast, but "for the most part US wireless carriers remain on the health-care sidelines."


Good to know that there is some effort put in by At&T and Verizon. There still seems to be some gap in the area and that may be resolved by pulling in right alliance from Healthcare industry. That collaboration may kick start rapid growth in this area.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
5/31/2016 11:39:36 PM
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Telus
Canadian carrier Telus has been successful with its e-health businesses, generating C$600 million in annual revenues and achieving near-30% profit margins.


This seems very impressive. And the numbers prove that fact.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
5/31/2016 11:37:01 PM
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Opportunity
Digital health services - this looks like a very potential area. It is really surprising why local companies are not making any efforts to address gap in that area. This combination of Helathcare, Cloud ,networking and applications sounds a very promising collaboration that can yield to a real time digital healthcare solution. That real time feature would be invaluble for doctors to get access to any information related to patient, provider, pharmacy, labs etc. 

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DHagar
DHagar
5/31/2016 8:00:13 PM
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Re: Telemediine Efforts
@faryl, yes.  And you are making good pints also about the uneven investments required from doctors.  Actually, asking the providers - from a 1-doctor office up to an entire health system - to build the infrastructure providing patient records, is a daunting proposition to the small providers.  And, as you point out, it leaves the patients with gaps.

There must be a better way!

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faryl
faryl
5/28/2016 4:41:37 PM
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Re: Telemediine Efforts
I'm not sure if it's a state or nation-wide thing, but doctors have been having to transition to digital files/systems in CA over the past few years.

Doctors may be reluctant and/or it may not be feasible to digitize existing records, but it really does patients a huge disservice to not have records in a format that are easily accessible for patients and other doctors; centralized so that doctors get a full, current picture of their patient's health, vs. just records from their practice; and transferrable for when they need to change doctors.

Unfortunately, like many regulations though, it does put a larger burden on the small, independent offices/doctors. :-/

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faryl
faryl
5/28/2016 4:36:10 PM
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Re: Too much capital kept too far down the pyramid
Good point about it being more centralized!

(I've grown to assume that other countries do a better job of implementing laws around technology that are actually based on a knowledge of it and are at least slightly less politically - and more practically - motivated.

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dlr5288
dlr5288
5/27/2016 11:31:55 AM
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Re: Telemediine Efforts
Yeah to digitize everything would take a lot of time that they could be using on making clients happy and paying attention to their needs. I think it's a cool concept, but is it realistic? I don't know.

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freehe
freehe
5/26/2016 4:51:39 PM
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Telemediine Efforts
Companies and independent service providers don't want to or can't afford to spend the money to digitize. In addition, the time it would take to train employees on the new systems will impact servicing patients. Companies know this would be a huge expense and are not willing to implement it. One of my doctors has an independent practice and is considering closing his business because admnistrative costs and the high costs charged by the health insurance companies are draining his profits. For him digitization would not be a wise investment. I suspect many other independent providers experience the same issue.

In addition, companies have to hire expert who have extensive experience digitization systems, this is a separate skill set and is not the same as installing a major system. Hiring the wrong staff could wreck havoc on a company.

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