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Home telehealth offers primary care many potential benefits

February 6, 2019

If primary care in the United States is going to help reduce healthcare costs and improve outcomes, then patients must be allowed to receive care in their own home via telehealth technology.

That’s the message Sapna Kripalani, MD, assistant professor of medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, delivered on Tuesday in testimony before the Senate health committee.

“We should invest in innovative models of healthcare delivery that enhance access and convenience such as home telehealth,” Kripalani told lawmakers. “Home telehealth is an efficient and convenient way to address health needs, manage chronic illnesses and gain insights into the home environment.”

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