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    Healthcare,Telemedicine,Hospitalists
    Access. Quality. Cost. In 1994, William Kissick introduced us to these three facets of the “Iron Triangle” of health care. The theory that we can only master two, but never three, of these issues simultaneously seems apparent to anyone in the practice of medicine today. In rural America, home to...
    Recently, Dr. Andrew Schmitt wrote about how careful and ethical implementation of telemedicine can provide a solution to the “Iron Triangle” of Access, Quality, and Cost in healthcare. While remote physicians can increase access to care at lower cost, providing quality services remotely presents...
    We informally asked IT/non-healthcare professionals, and few of our patients what they thought about telemedicine and its future in healthcare. To our surprise, the majority of the public doesn’t truly realize its capability. In their mind, telemedicine is simply an app on a phone for urgent care...
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