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Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2019 Jan 19;19(1):1. doi: 10.1007/s11882-019-0837-7.

Direct to Consumer Telemedicine.

Author information

1
NYU Langone Health and Bellevue Hospital Center, 462 1st Ave, New York, NY, 10016, USA. Tania.elliott@nyumc.org.
2
Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW:

Telemedicine uses technology to connect patients and data with providers at a distance. Direct to consumer telemedicine is a rapidly growing segment of the industry.

RECENT FINDINGS:

The telehealth market has skyrocketed in recent years, making it a multi-billion dollar industry. Direct to consumer telehealth, dominated by the for-profit private sector, is the most popular form. Direct to consumer telemedicine is a subset of telehealth that shows promise in increasing access to and engagement in medical care. Quality assurance, reimbursement, and regulatory oversight are important factors in assuring appropriate widespread adoption.

KEYWORDS:

Digital health; Health technology; Remote care; Telehealth; Telemedicine; Video visit; Virtual care

PMID:
30661123
DOI:
10.1007/s11882-019-0837-7
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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