"What Your Practice Needs to Know About Telehealth" October 09, 2019
Date: October 9, 2019
Written By: Kelcee Griffis
Excerpt: "A monitoring sock that lets newborns go home from intensive care sooner. An internet-connected tablet that keeps diabetes patients out of the hospital. Innovations like these offer the promise of easing burdens on an overloaded health-care system while meeting patients where they are through technology.
Such medical care with a remote component, commonly referred to as telemedicine, sits at the intersection of telecommunications and health care policy, raising questions about how policymakers will square new innovations with old regulatory systems.
'It’s a very strong area of growth in the marketplace and thus should be a very strong area of growth
for policymakers as well,' said John Windhausen, executive director of the Schools, Health and
Libraries Broadband Coalition, or SHLB, which advocates for connectivity at clinics and other