Now it's 'u-health' from Korea

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A short round-up of developments in Korea flags up another coining for the terminology collection: “KT [formerly Korea Telecom] has been testing its telehealth applications through a ‘u (ubiquitous)-health’ trial service with the Gangnam Severance Hospital in southern Seoul since March.” In the first sentence the author puts a finger on the driving motivation and a key issue: “With voice exposed as a decaying business model, telecommunications companies are scrambling to secure profits beyond their traditional boundaries. It remains to be seen whether medical services can prove to be the new gold trail they are desperately seeking.” Plugging hospitals into Web. Korea Times.