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The Promise and Perils of Virtual House Calls

Not long ago, the idea of “seeing a doctor” without actually going anywhere would have seemed far-fetched. But at a time when we can deposit checks, buy and sell antiques, and take classes in astrophysics from our mobile devices, virtual healthcare that goes beyond fitness apps and WebMD is becoming part of our new reality.

More patients are making virtual contact with medical professionals every day, thanks to the advanced information and communications technologies that support telemedicine. Beyond connected devices (such as glucose and cardiac monitors) that stream data directly to hospitals and doctors’ offices, telemedicine involves videoconferencing and electronic exchange…

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