Telemedicine propelling change around hospital visits

Telemedicine will no doubt increase patient engagement, because patients who receive care when and where they want are more motivated to participate in self-care. And on the provider side, being able to identify what is important to the patient and providing those services will go a long way to establishing a partnership outside of the office visit. From reviewing medical records to charting treatment plans, from reading x-rays to home healthcare, telemedicine is making healthcare more available to everyone.

One area where telemedicine and enhanced patient engagement has the potential to make a real difference is around hospital visits. One clear change that will be evident with telemedicine uptake is reduction in ER visits, and therefore proactive health management.   Read full article here.  From MediaPost, by Daniella Koren.