Consumerism Drives New Interest in Virtual Care Models but Challenges Persist

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Virtual healthcare, which includes telemedicine and other remote patient monitoring tools, has become something of a buzzword in the digital health arena, and there are clear signs that adoption is on the rise. However, many barriers persist to the routine use of these technologies; chief among them: a continuing lack of adequate reimbursement.

Patient care is undergoing a slow, but radical, shift as a growing number of providers and payors embrace “virtual” care models as a means to drive greater efficiency, increase patient satisfaction and compliance, and, ultimately, improve the bottom line.


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