U.S. telehealth patient population to grow to 1.3 million by 2017 from 227,400

Our internet connection is going to be an increasingly important role in our health care in the next 5 years. According to medcitynews.com, the desire to curtail costs is fueling a growth in U.S. telehealth patient population as a new report projects that the number is set to rise to 1.3 million by 2017. That is nearly a six fold increase in the number of patients that sought telehealth solutions in 2012 – 227,400.Telehealth or telemedicine or remote monitoring is the activity of using medical devices and communication technology in concert to monitor chronic diseases as well as symptoms that could develop into serious conditions.

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