Telehealth services are offered by a wide array of doctors, health systems and medical specialties. A senior citizen recovering in post-acute care, for example, can receive an on-camera consultation without the physical and financial toll of travel. The benefits will become more and more evident as more insurers move to cover telehealth consultations. Such exchanges will increasingly go beyond a patient's typical providers to encompass a wide range of care needs. This will be pivotal for people in outlying or underserved areas who require the care of a specialist.
Michelle Stansbury, Vice President, Innovation and IT Corporate Systems, Houston Methodist Hospital