Walgreens Pushing Telehealth Availability

The Walgreens drugstore chain is planning to make telehealth "virtual doctor" visits available to patients in 25 states by the end of 2015. About half of the states in the US currently require private insurers to cover telehealth services.
Telehealth refers to any remote telecommunications healthcare providers use to interact with and manage patients. It can range from teleconferencing between patient and provider (or provider to provider) to advanced “high-quality online voice and video interactions” with a patient’s EHR [Electronic Health Records], enabling healthcare providers and patients to interact with each other remotely. Properly implemented, telehealth can expand access and reduce costs of healthcare.

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