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.
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Dr. Hayden is director of telemedicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
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