Barriers, including state licensure, reimbursement, and credentialing requirements, are actively being reconsidered at the state and federal levels. Research is ongoing regarding the outcomes of telehealth programs in emergency medicine. A telehealth program will most likely be coming soon to an emergency department near you.
Dr. Hayden is director of telemedicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
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