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Telehealth: A new era — The opportunities & challenges in telehealth — Becker’s

Written by Megan Wood | Wednesday, 23 August 2017 20:48

By 2018, the telehealth services field will likely attract 7 million patient users, quite a jump from the 350,000 in 2013, according to an IHS Markit report. But with telehealth expansion comes a slew of regulatory and legal challenges. “We are tracking state laws as they change, medical boards, pharmacy boards and opinions,” says Charles Dunham, an associate at healthcare law firm Epstein Becker Green’s Houston and New York offices. “It’s a new form of healthcare delivery and the government typically takes time to catch up and regulate.”



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