Telehealth promises many benefits: remote 24-hour monitoring of the patient’s vital signs; the ability to get expert opinions even in the most remote regions; and considerable savings of time and resources into the bargain. In theory, the modern level of technology makes all this possible right now. In practice, however, telehealth still faces certain difficulties.
Our colleagues, assisted by Arlington Research, interviewed representatives of large medical companies around the globe about the application of telehealth practices. The questions probed their views on the development of this field and, above all, the difficulties that doctors face when providing medical services remotely. Here is what they found.