NEJM Review Article: State of Telehealth
E. Ray Dorsey, M.D., M.B.A., and Eric J. Topol, M.D.
N Engl J Med 2016; 375:154-16 1 July 14, 2016 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMra1601705
Telehealth is the provision of health care remotely by means of a variety of telecommunication tools, including telephones, smartphones, and mobile wireless devices, with or without a video connection. Telehealth is growing rapidly and has the potential to transform the delivery of health care for millions of persons. Although several reviews have examined the historical use and effects of telehealth,1-3 few articles have characterized its current status. Here we ex-amine the trends of telehealth, its limitations, and the possibilities for future adoption.