While all projections lead to considerable growth in the telehealth market, physicians appear reluctant to implement virtual care into their practices.
Healthcare industry stakeholders are voicing concern regarding the FCC’s repeal of “net neutrality” regulations, noting that smaller organizations and vendors may not be able to compete with larger entities.
In the last half of 2016 at least, healthcare legislation with a technology focus has been an unlikely but welcome area of bipartisan agreement.
As care teams seek out telemedicine technologies and social media to improve care, HIM professionals need to consider its security impact.
Telemedicine, defined by one study as video consultations with physicians, is poised to experience significant growth between now and 2018, according to a Parks Associates report. But Ease of use issues with telemedicine technologies will continue to be barriers to adoption for both patients and healthcare professionals, researchers warn.