How Today’s Technology Could Yield Billions in Healthcare Savings

For many, thinking about the concept of telemedicine evokes images of a far-off future.   Images similar to “The Jetsons” can be forgiven here, as that show has pretty much symbolized the future since it launched.   But what’s seldom considered—and recently revealed by a study from professional services firm Towers Watson—is that much of the foundation of telemedicine is currently available, if somewhat underused.   Indeed, the Towers Watson study suggests that billions of dollars in savings are afoot for those who put the currently-available technology to work today.