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Telemedicine: A Critical New Approach to Primary Care

 

 

 Telemedicine: A Critical New Approach to Primary Care

by Katherine Rourke, EMR & HIPAA, August 15, 2014

telemedicineTelemedical treatment has been a tantalizing possibility for many years, for reasons including a failure of health plans to pay for it and too little bandwidth to support it, but those reasons are quickly being trumped by the need for quick, cheap, convenient care.

In fact, according to research by Deloitte, 75 million of 600 million appointments with general practitioners will be via telemedicine channels this year alone.

While one might assume that this influx is coming from traditional primary care practices which are finding their way online, that doesn’t seem to be the case.

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