Telehealth Overview: The Reality Check, Please


Telehealth Overview: The Reality Check, Please

Telehealth is one of the buzziest areas of American health care, with hundreds of startups, lots of state and federal legislative action, and plenty of breathless talk about efficiency and that holy grail, cost savings. But there is almost invariably a boom–bust cycle to buzz. Experience (or research) serves up some reality checks. Expectations settle down. Telehealth isn’t quite there yet, but researchers, insurers, and health care systems are now in the process of sifting through its various applications, trying to figure out what works, what doesn’t, and maybe some reasons for the difference.

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