Date: May 2 2022
Summary: An overall summary and review of the state of telehealth based off literature
Keywords: ##bibliography #telehealth #care #digital #chronic #acute #conditions #wait #time #archive
E. R. Dorsey and E. J. Topol, “State of Telehealth,” N Engl J Med, vol. 375, no. 2, pp. 154–161, Jul. 2016, doi: 10.1056/NEJMra1601705.
This was a systematic review of the state of telehealth using literature.
Telehealth - remote healthcare delivery via telecommunication tools with or without video
- Increase access to care
Booking a 20 minute physician appointment takes an average of 20 days 
Traveling to an appointment and waiting often takes nearly 2 hours 
Chronic condition patients
- Elderly Americans - ~2 million elderly that are homebound  - Medical home will be patient's home for best patient-centered care 
Acute care patients
- Stroke  - Pneumonia 
- Eligible for clinical facilities where shortage of health professionals (get citation)
Lack of socialization
- The digital divide  - Difference of access to telehealth based on: - Geography - Social factors - Worst for the elderly - Only 58% of persons > 65 years old use Internet 
Zelko, Jacob. State of Telehealth. https://jacobzelko.com/05022022144808-state-of-telehealth. May 2 2022.
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