Telemedicine poised for tipping point despite remaining hurdles
The health industry has reached a tipping point for telemedicine to become a standard of practice nationwide, according to panelists speaking at U.S. News and World Report‘s Hospital of Tomorrow conference in the District of Columbia on Tuesday.
The panelists, whose work with the technology range from teleradiology and teleICU to telesurgery and teleoncology, spoke about its growing role in healthcare and the hurdles that remain for implementation.
Billing, reimbursement and licensure still remain the biggest barriers to expansion of the technology, the panelists said.
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