Telemedicine Expands, Though Financial Prospects Still Uncertain

Nurses Patricia Wegener (left) and Susan Davis at Mercy Hospital can monitor the condition of a patient who is miles away via the hospital's technology. But some health insurers and analysts remain skeptical that telemedicine saves money.i

Nurses Patricia Wegener (left) and Susan Davis at Mercy Hospital can monitor the condition of a patient who is miles away via the hospital’s technology. But some health insurers and analysts remain skeptical that telemedicine saves money.

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Nurses Patricia Wegener (left) and Susan Davis at Mercy Hospital can monitor the condition of a patient who is miles away via the hospital's technology. But some health insurers and analysts remain skeptical that telemedicine saves money.

Nurses Patricia Wegener (left) and Susan Davis at Mercy Hospital can monitor the condition of a patient who is miles away via the hospital’s technology. But some health insurers and analysts remain skeptical that telemedicine saves money.

Article source: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/09/30/444236446/telemedicine-expands-though-financial-prospects-still-uncertain?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=affordablecareact

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