Society of Hospital Medicine

Telemedicine in Hospital Medicine 

According to a Cisco Customer Experience Report (2013), the number of telemedicine patients will increase from 350,000 in 2013 to 7 million in 2018. In the current climate of rapidly emerging risk and value-based reimbursement, telemedicine has become a way in which providers can connect with patients in their time of need. Inpatient and hospitalist telemedicine can serve many purposes, such as primary encounter, follow-up, post-acute, home visit, consultation and emergent care. With physician burnout and patient experience being at the forefront of healthcare professionals’ minds, telemedicine is an area where hospitalists must take a lead role in shaping the future of how medicine is practiced.

SHM’s Telemedicine Workgroup of the Practice Management Committee put together a white paper to explain what we know so far about the basics of telemedicine within hospital medicine. This resource is intended to provide baseline knowledge of telemedicine.

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