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The rise of telemedicine

posted Mar 25, 2021, 5:22 PM by Dr. Curtis Cripe

Healthcare and technology play a huge role in the work of Dr. Curtis Cripe and the NTL Group. He has blogged about these technologies' numerous applications to give people a clearer picture of how far healthcare has come and what people can come to expect in the future.

In today's blog, Dr. Curtis Cripe looks back at one of the biggest technological developments in the field of research and healthcare – telemedicine.

Telemedicine, conceptualized over half-a-century ago, has become a reality, a way to treat patients in far-flung areas with extremely limited access to healthcare or medical professionals. Advancements and breakthroughs in technology have helped telemedicine evolve to a point wherein people can virtually see doctors and other healthcare professonals. Doctors/Health Professionals can see patients from just about anywhere in the world – as long as there's an internet connection.

Telemedicine has not only allowed access from doctors to patients, but in recent years, drones have been able to send medication to places that motor vehicles would otherwise not reach. Drones play a significant role, especially during emergencies with volatile circumstances.

And speaking of emergencies, Dr. Curtis Cripe mentions that telemedicine has drastically cut treatment time for people with urgent medical conditions.

Amazingly, but not surprisingly, telemedicine has even made an impact in industries other than healthcare. For example, in sports, physicians get to almost immediately address injuries in athletes, Dr. Curtis Cripe adds.

Curtis Cripe, Ph.D., heads research and development at the NTL Group, which uses neuroengineering technology to treat addiction, head injury (TBI), depression, anxiety, memory disorders, and neurodevelopmental delays in children with learning disorders. More on Dr. Cripe’s work here.