New Tech Taking Telemedicine to The Next Level

Telemedicine has gone way beyond conference calls: new technologies allow doctors to monitor blood pressure and other vital signs—take x-rays even—and assist with operations from miles away.

Wireless technology is moving "healthcare outside of clinics and hospitals", said Pamela Spence, health sciences market leader at Ernst & Young, at the Mobile World Congress trade fair in Barcelona.

And that is making it easier to provide in remote areas, she added.

Participants at the mobile industry's biggest annual global event discussed how telemedicine is doing more than just

connecting doctors and patients over a video or voice call.