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Telemedicine

Historically, the nature of remote work or extreme remote work (henceforth referred to as remote work) in the industrial sector has always been significant and often prohibitive with regard too operational, logistical, and administrative challenges (Rhodes, 1996). Many challenges relate to population management with regard too safe and cost-effective transport to and from the remote area and all aspects of worker health and well-being. As technology evolves, the tendency is to push further
away from mainstream health care resources into inherently riskier remote areas.

Offshore oil & gas exploration and production as well as marine operations represent some of the more common examples of remote related industry. With that said, innovation and technology are now presenting opportunities to push traditionally limiting remote area boundaries for all types of industry. Such limitations have historically
resulted in significant levels of remote health care management complications. In addition to the risks associated with an aging workforce, the nature of remote industry, and the risks to flight crews operating during night time hours, employers are forced to augment their already daunting or comprehensive operational strategies with supportive health care modalities.