Telemedicine Usage is Growing in Popularity

Telemedicine, which uses technology to facilitate communication between a doctor and patient who are not in the same physical location, is growing in popularity.

A recent study┬╣ indicates that employer interest in telemedicine is increasing, with about 20 percent of U.S. employers offering the option in 2014, with expected increases nearly doubling for 2015.

Telemedicine is useful in certain types of cases as a viable alternative to traditional, face-to-face doctor visits, leading to reduced health care costs while still providing quality medical care.



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