Telemedicine: Promise vs Reality

When: February 27, 2019, 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Where: Harvard Medical School Webinar, Webinar

This webinar will focus on both the potential of telemedicine and the pitfalls, as well as how this relates to real-world applicability.

There’s a widespread interest in telemedicine, which has the potential to transform health care by facilitating an effective long-distance encounter between a physician and a patient using technology. Despite much excitement about telemedicine’s potential, payers and providers are struggling to identify the best ways to implement it: How and where should this approach be applied to maximize quality, health outcomes, and access to care while controlling spending? People often think those who will benefit most from telemedicine are those in rural and underserved communities, but is this assumption correct? This webinar will focus on both the potential of telemedicine and the pitfalls. How can quality of care be achieved, where and how telemedicine could be problematic and what this all means for health care costs and telemedicine’s real-world applicability.

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