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How telehealth is shaping the future of healthcare

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Telehealth has the potential to greatly expand the reach of medicine, not only in remote areas around the globe, but also for various socio-economic groups, according to an article in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Technology has the potential to disrupt established patterns of care and address ongoing concerns about the distribution of providers, according to the authors, E. Ray Dorsey, M.D., of the University of Rochester Medical Center, and Eric Topol, M.D., with the Scripps Research Institute.isits at less than $50, while a 20-minute appointment with a doctor, including travel time, can take two hours–and cost significantly more, Dorsey and Topol note.
One major limitation on telehealth is reimbursement, though 29 states have telehealth parity laws.

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