Telehealth is critical to medicine’s future largely due to the trifecta…a large aging demographic who is living longer, a shortage of physicians, and the shift towards population health management. The foundation to manage this trifecta is telehealth and data analytics. If interested in gaining an understanding regarding these issues, below are several important articles to read. More specific telehealth / telemedicine articles to follow in future posts.
Hot Spotters: A comprehensive look at how data helps make medical decisions, especially regarding population health management.
Rand Study on Telehealth: Teladoc – An overview of how virtual visits, eVisits or video visits impact patient access to care.
IOM/National Academies – A comprehensive overview of telehealth from the Institute of Medicine, published via the National Academy Press.
Home Health – A comprehensive survey of home health, telehealth included, from the Institute of Medicine, published via the National Academy Press.