Telehealth and its impact on patient relationships

Intriguing discussion on telehealth along with impact on patient relationships. Talk about value to patients, providers, and the relationships therein. Read the blog and then join the Tweet chat Tue 12/2, 830p E. #hcldr


Blog post by Colin Hung

If you scan the healthcare technology headlines these days, it is easy to tell where all the glitz and glamour is – mobile health, wearables and EHRs dominate the daily headlines. In fact, I would hazard a guess that 2014 will become known as the year that fitness trackers and other forms of wearables truly hit their stride (pun intended).

However, there is a trend that’s been growing over the past several years that I believe will have a greater impact on the future of healthcare – telehealth.

Telehealth, the act of “seeing” a physician, nurse or other healthcare professional via video chat or on the phone, has been around for over 10 years. However, it is only in the last 2 years that it has begun to attract significant investment and attention.

According to a report published by BCC Research, the telehealth…

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