Harvard Business Review

Telemedicine is Vital to Reforming Health Care Delivery

By Joseph Kvedar, MD

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The days of a doctor coming to your  house may not be as long gone as once thought. Today’s technology allows health care to once again come to the patient, and it will play an essential role in lowering costs and improving outcomes.

Discover ways that patients’ growing comfort with technology paves the way for increased use of telemedicine. We can now collect health data, monitor  conditions, and enable faster communication between provider and patient, allowing better management of illness at lower cost. Telemedicine done right is critical to an improved system of health care delivery.