The Promise of Telehealth for Hospitals, Health Systems and Their Communities

American Hospital Association January 2015

René Y. Quashie, Senior Counsel, and Amy F. Lerman, Associate, in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the firm's Washington, DC, office, co-authored an article for the American Hospital Association (AHA), titled “The Promise of Telehealth for Hospitals, Health Systems and Their Communities.”

Following is an excerpt:

Telehealth increasingly is vital to our health care delivery system, enabling health care providers to connect with patients and consulting practitioners across vast distances. Hospitals are embracing the use of telehealth technologies because they offer benefits such as virtual consultations with distant specialists, the ability to perform high-tech monitoring without requiring patients to leave their homes, and less expensive and more convenient care options for patients.