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Telemedicine could change the way you visit your doctor. Are we ready?

January 9, 2020


Think of it as the 21st century version of the doctor’s house call. Telemedicine, which allows your doctor to visit, diagnose and treat you virtually — all in the comfort of your own home — is growing rapidly.

Usage is up 53% from 2016 to 2017, according to a J.D. Power study issued in July.

“It’s really taking health care back to the patients and the customers of health care, which is very exciting,” Dr. Andrew Watson, vice president of Clinical Information Technology Transformation at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, said in an interview with CNBC’s “American Greed.”

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