In the past few years, we have seen the popularity of telehealth continue to rise, and it is predicted that this popularity will continue to grow as we enter the new year.
Telehealth consists of technologies and methods that deliver virtual medical, health, and education services, and allows for doctors to do things like treat patients via video and patients to upload photos of their condition prior to speaking with the doctor.
Telemedicine programs have the ability to save thousands of lives, cut the length of hospital stays nearly in half, and saves millions of dollars every year.
Recently, the House of Representatives passed a bill called the 21st Century Cures Act which includes parts dedicated to the use of telehealth services.
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