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April, 2014
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Guest editorial: compelling issues in telemedicine

Recent and impendent changes resulting from the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) (part of Title XIII of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) of 2009 and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2011 offer unprecedented potential for telemedicine to play a significant role not only in reforming the current U.S. healthcare system but also in shaping innovative health systems of the future. There is much to be done, however, to realize this capacity in an optimal fashion. Needed is a better understanding of the potential roles and policy for telemedicine in facilitating the development of integrated, efficient, and effective patient-centered care systems, chronic disease management, and clinical outreach, as well as prevention and wellness programs.

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Bashshur, Rashid L., Telemedicine journal and e-health, 19(5), 330-332, DOI: 10.1089/tmj.2013.9998

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7 May 2013 | Categories: Science | Country: United States | EHR: EHR, EHR USA | Tag(s): ACO, e-Health, phr, Telemedicine
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