KHN Morning Briefing

Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations

Study: Experts Question Cost Benefits Of ‘Telehealth’

Reuters: As 'Telehealth' Grows, Experts Question Cost Benefits
Monitoring patients at home using modern technology, so-called 'telehealth', is tipped as the next big thing in healthcare, but a new study by British researchers suggests it may not be worth the extra expense. The findings will fuel controversy over the economic case for telehealth, which many information technology and telecoms companies are betting on as a multibillion-dollar market opportunity (Hirschler, 3/21). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.