Published Online: January 30, 2012
Telemedicine and telehealth have the potential to increase access to care, improve quality of care and decrease costs. For instance, the American Telemedicine Association proposed legislation that would expand telemedicine and save an estimated $186 million over the next 10 years.
In addition, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has devoted significant resources to the development of telemedicine, including recent grants totaling more than $30 million for telemedicine projects throughout the country.
Several experienced hospital professionals shared 10 best practices to build a successful hospital telemedicine program, which include conducting a market assessment and aligning goals with the organization's mission.
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Source: Becker's Orthopedic, Spine and Pain Management