UK Finds Telehealth Reduces Mortality by 45%; Telehealth’s Tipping Point is 2012

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

Posted 12/13/11 on Health Populi

As we approach 2012, we health prognosticators like to forecast what we’ll likely see in 2012. One of the for-certain trends will be the uptake of telehealth programs, which will be publicly, privately, and jointly-funded. The business case is clear for telehealth, both in the U.S. and globally.

Jon Linkous, CEO of the American Telemedicine Association, told the mHealth Summit last week that, the “shift in the way healthcare is paid will put providers in driver’s seat when it comes to choosing the best way  to deliver healthcare and whether or not to use telemedicine.”

The forces are converging for telehealth to grow, based on sound business models, in 2012.

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