Streamlining information exchange
With Siemens Corporate Research's multimedia medical reporting software, radiologists can share voice messages and annotations about scans without waiting for the actual reports. Information and communication technologies vastly increase the speed of health care processes. Doctors use data lines to send images to colleagues hundreds of miles away for a second opinion. Comments can be added and transmitted as electronic notes attached to the images.

Telemedicine allows patients to be 'visited' in their own homes
Telemedicine allows patients to be 'visited' in their own homes. A Canadian TeleCare pilot project uses satellites to provide targeted healthcare services in rural and remote areas of Canada. This pilot project is receiving funding from ESA.