Opportunities And Challenges Of Telemedicine

Law360, New York (October 30, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT) -- Telemedicine, or the use of technology/telecommunications for the delivery of health care services when the health care practitioner and the patient are not in the same physical location, is growing in popularity across the nation. The potential benefits of telemedicine include immediate/improved patient access, reduced service gaps, quality improvement, enhanced clinical support and increased patient satisfaction.

Although telemedicine can offer significant benefits to local providers and their patients, all parties must be aware of the associated challenges and take steps to address the regulatory and common...
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