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Will Telemedicine Change Healthcare Or Prove To Be Another Venture Fad?

Shared by Radhika Narayanan | 51 334 9 | about 3 years ago

Telemedicine is booming, but it’s also controversial and disconnected from mainstream medicine. Is this an idea that seems hot but proves to be just a big niche, or are we looking at a powerful force for change in healthcare?

The American Telemedicine Association reported 1.25 million visits to DTC providers in 2015. Teladoc, a leading entrepreneurial DTC company, has gone public and several others (American Well, MDLive) are doing well. Many corporations are adding telemedicine to their benefit packages, as are some insurance companies. In the government funded healthcare space, the VA and some state Medicare programs are beginning to use telemedicine. And, telemedicine has long had a role in rural areas and for people at sea.

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