Behind the mHealth, Telehealth Boom

The market for mobile healthcare and telehealth is growing at a healthy clip. Not only is there a real need for better access to healthcare in developing countries and in rural areas of the U.S., but there is also evidence that remote healthcare is just as good, if not better than in-person care.

1 comments on "Behind the mHealth, Telehealth Boom"
J. Kuriyan (8/30/2011 at 1:27 PM)

What really holds back Tele-health are the arcane rules of licensure set up by State Medical Societies to "protect" their members patients from being "poached" by out of state health practitioners. If national licenses (like Board Certifications) are issued, in addition to or instead of state licenses then Tele-health will grow and thrive, especially in treatment of chronic patients. Many chronic patients really need a few minutes of consults every month - once they are in a good "maintenance" protocol. That will reduce the workload of PCPs - and allow them to see more patients who need personal attention. Off-loading the huge number of chronic patients can sound threatening to a PCP butby setting up a simple PC based system they can also participate in the boom.


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