Telemedicine Effectiveness Questioned by Study

A much-referenced study in the May edition of JAMA Internal Medicine, Variation in Quality of Urgent Health Care Provided During Virtual Visits, questions the effectiveness of telemedicine, especially the synchronous (live) variety of telemedicine found in video and phone consults. However, Zipnosis has provided adherence statistics that demonstrate, unlike with live video or phone-based virtual care encounters, “The use of an evidence-based, best practices-driven virtual health platform can overcome major issues with the consistent delivery of guideline-adherent care” that were identified in the JAMA study.