Telemedicine, informatics will benefit from SCOTUS ruling

Telemedicine and informatics are among five healthcare technologies that will benefit the most from last week's ruling by the Supreme Court upholding the health law, according to healthcare consultant David Scher, M.D., although he sees each growing at a different pace. In a post published by MedCity News, Scher says that IT related to informatics "will provide the biggest bang for the buck," but doesn't see it as being a top priority of hospitals in the immediate future thanks to other mandates. Telemedicine, on the other hand, finally seems to be getting over its adoption hump and is making greater strides, he says. "The shortage of providers as a result of the ACA will further fuel use of telemedicine," Scher says. Post

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