Telemedicine: Legal, ethical, and liability considerations

      I remember one of my first jobs as an adult. The year was 1968 and I was working for International Business Machines (IBM), the only computer manufacturer that I was aware of. The System 360 computer had just been introduced. It occupied an entire room and was only for very specialized and educated use. IBM had a whole fleet of new college graduates called “systems engineers” whose major responsibility was to teach the client how to run this huge new machine that was complex, confusing, and innovative. We were at the beginning of a new age in telecommunication.
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