Advice for Telehealth Providers with International Ambitions, in eHealth Law & PolicyMay 1, 2014
Amy Lerman, an Associate in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the Washington, DC, office, wrote an article titled "Advice for Telehealth Providers with International Ambitions."
Following is an excerpt:
US based telehealth providers not only treat patients in remote or underserved regions, but also can access an international market of patients seeking access to specialty care in the US without having to travel to get it. All indications are that the global healthcare marketplace is ripe with opportunities for US based healthcare providers1 to deliver high quality healthcare via telehealth technologies to patients worldwide. Yet, with these opportunities come certain challenges. Putting aside potential economic barriers to launching any telehealth initiative, US based healthcare providers seeking to provide international telehealth services face legal and regulatory uncertainties.