Telemedicine ‘not a perfect solution’ to health care access issues

WASHINGTON — The use of telemedicine has improved access to care for patients in rural areas while saving millions of dollars in travel expenses. However, insurance coverage of telemedicine services remains an issue, and some physicians have concerns about treating patients during virtual care visits rather than in the clinic, according to several panelists at a recent conference about the future of health care.“Some things are easier to do in person,” Sanjeev Arora, MD, creator of a telemedicine service called Project ECHO, said during the discussion. “It is not aRead More

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