Telehealth and its impact on patient relationships


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Blog post by Colin Hung

If you scan the healthcare technology headlines these days, it is easy to tell where all the glitz and glamour is – mobile health, wearables and EHRs dominate the daily headlines. In fact, I would hazard a guess that 2014 will become known as the year that fitness trackers and other forms of wearables truly hit their stride (pun intended).

However, there is a trend that’s been growing over the past several years that I believe will have a greater impact on the future of healthcare – telehealth.

Telehealth, the act of “seeing” a physician, nurse or other healthcare professional via video chat or on the phone, has been around for over 10 years. However, it is only in the last 2 years that it has begun to attract significant investment and attention.

According to a report published by BCC Research, the telehealth…

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