2013 Brought Federal Policies In Support Of Telehealth
February 10, 2014, 6:10 PM EST
Law360, New York (February 10, 2014, 6:10 PM EST) -- Telehealth could revolutionize both the efficiency of our health care system and the availability of quality health care services at affordable rates. Recent developments, including the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, have demonstrated the federal government's commitment to telehealth and made clear the incentives for its rapid deployment.
As Mary Wakefield, Ph.D., R.N., Health Resources and Services Administration ("HRSA"), has observed:
The importance of telehealth and its potential will continue to grow, especially as more and more people in rural and isolated...