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THE SENSIBLE SIDE OF TELEMEDICINE

June 19, 2006
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Of all the Internet bubble dreams, none had more Buck Rogers breathlessness than the hype surrounding telemedicine. But visions of sensor-laden shirts that would beam vital stats back to your doctor lacked solid business models, and most companies never made a ripple. Now companies that bridge medicine and the Net are back, profitable -- and going public. Companies like Baltimore-based Visicu (EICU ) and Idaho's Nighthawk Radiology Holdings are terrific news for patients -- but are they good for investors?

Business Week (http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/06_26/b3990079.htm)