The role of telehealth in medical tourism

The authors of this piece in Medical Tourism Magazine focus their definition of ‘telehealth’ on ‘telemedicine’ (real time videoconferencing and deferred store-and-forward data), which will be the main focus of its readershp – healthcare providers of surgery to people travelling abroad to save money.

They have an interesting section on the legal problems of providing telemedicine but unfortunately they completely miss the potential of remote patient monitoring to enable people to holiday who would otherwise be confined at home by their care needs. For a company in Spain that understands this application, see MAPE Turismo y Salud.