So many health encounters don't require in person communication and some specialties could easily be supplanted by remote servicing of clients
Counseling services and behavioral health are areas where telemedicine can solve huge access problems for patients. Nutritional counseling also is very amenable to telemedicine. AI has already shown amazing high quality results comparable to experts on the use of telemedicine in dermatology. Numerous other examples exist and even CVS is expanding their minute clinics in certain regions to use telemedicine
The not well publicized fact that almost 80% of health care visits represent followup appointments or maintenance for chronic conditions is another example of opportunity in the telemedicine sector. Almost all these patient encounters can be easily converted to telemedicine.
The technology sector has myriad devices for the remote evaluation of blood pressure, temperature respiratory rate, pO2 heart rate even EKG. More technology for viewing the ear drum, checking sugars transcutaneously are being investigated.
Telemedicine is burgeoning and should be embraced and fostered both for enhancing access and reducing costs.
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