The Rural Monitor, July 26, 2017
Since its introduction into the medical field, telehealth has been a tool that offers remote healthcare services, such as provider consultations and patient monitoring, to underserved parts of the country. Many rural clinics and hospitals have successfully adopted telehealth models, using them to connect patients and medical providers to additional healthcare services within seconds.
Along the way, obstacles have slowed the process of instilling telehealth as a common, viable medical practice. Many challenges still stand in the way of its full potential.