Healthcare in America is becoming too expensive for companies, individuals, and taxpayers. Technology offers the potential to offer increased access to care at a better value. In utilizing telehealth, the overall healthcare system benefits from lower costs, less travel, improved health outcomes, and reduced emergency room utilization.1 Although there are numerous benefits to telehealth, there are also many things to consider when beginning or expanding a telehealth program or clinic, including for obstetrics and/or gynecology.2
For more information on telehealth in obstetrics and gynecology: Telehealth: A new frontier in ob/gyn
1. Vo A, Brooks GB, Farr R, Raimer B. Benefits of Telemedicine in Remote Communities & Use of Mobile and Wireless Platforms in Healthcare.
2. UAMS Center for Distance Health. Arkansas eLink: Starting Your Telemedicine Clinic.