CABA Information Series

IS-2007-41: e-Health and America's Broadband Network

This paper, originally published by the US Internet Industry Association, is an examination of how broadband services enhance health care in America. The paper argues that the emergence of "eHealth" has been shown to reduce the cost of healthcare and increase efficiency through better retention and retrieval of records, better management of chronic diseases, shared health professional staffing, reduced travel times, and fewer or shorter hospital stays. More directly, broadband helps to address three of the most critical complaints about the US health care system - high administrative costs, discrepancies in geographic coverage, and the high cost of delivery of services.

















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