Surging use of telemedicine

UPMC is experiencing a growth spurt in telemedicine as the hospital network expands use of the technology to consumers seeking urgent care or consultation with a doctor or nurse. Telemedicine is shaping up to be the next big thing in health care and UPMC is establishing a beachhead in the new model of care, increasing the number of patient visits by 49 percent to 10,000 visits in 2013 when compared to 2012. In addition, UPMC has dramatically reduced unnecessary hospital readmissions through the use of remote monitoring. Read more.

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