Hits and Misses with Telemedicine The chief promises of telemedicine have long been the reduction of health care costs and the improvement of health care. The special allure of telemedicine is that these goals are not in conflict and both can be achieved at the same time. One of the ways telemedicine could improve [...]
About Rich AbbruscatoC. R. (Rich) Abbruscato is part business man, part wine lover. He is founder of RNK Products, Inc. (using the brand Telehealth Technologies), a company dedicated to the design, development and manufacture of telemedicine medical devices and telemedicine systems. Rich is also a regular contributor to www.ehrguide.org, a resource for small to-mid size medical practices. Rich enjoys talking about wine as much as talking about telemedicine. But you can’t drink telemedicine.
Consumer Telemedicine is Going in the Wrong Direction Thanks to AmericanWell, TelaDoc and MDLive, consumer oriented telemedicine – sometimes called direct-to-consumer - is getting some well appreciated visibility. But this type of telemedicine has had little discernable effect toward reducing health care costs and improving quality of care. The technology for a patient to have [...]