The use of telemedicine to solve “access to care” related disparities in rural areas has become a rapidly growing, global initiative in recent years. The past decade’s technological advancements have made previously underserved regions of the globe accessible by top doctors from the United States, Europe, and beyond. It has now become possible to “beam”…

Contrary to what one might think, telemedicine doesn’t cost money… it saves money. In the words of the American Telemedicine Association in their article entitled Telemedicine’s Impact on Healthcare Cost and Quality, “Most of the peer-reviewed research about the cost effectiveness of telemedicine that is based on large sample sizes and follow sound scientific rigor…

The Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT), sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), stopped its study early to announce significant preliminary landmark findings. The findings state, “More intensive management of high blood pressure, below a commonly recommended blood pressure target, significantly reduces rates of cardiovascular disease, and lowers risk of death in a group of…

Telemedicine is Lowering Health Costs Companies today are taking a new approach to employee healthcare and insurance policies.  With the advent of technological breakthroughs such as telemedicine, employees who are sick on the job can now hold teleconferences with doctors and not even have to take a sick day (unless it is absolutely necessary). In…