Telemedicine: a Primer

  title={Telemedicine: a Primer},
  author={Morgan Waller and Chad Stotler},
  journal={Current Allergy and Asthma Reports},
Purpose of ReviewDue to rapid advancements in quality of real-time, interactive, audio-visual, and digital technologies as well as impressive gains in internet speed and capacity, medicine delivered over distance is happening faster than many healthcare providers and leaders can grasp.Recent FindingsDepending on which market report you ascribe to, industry projections for the global compounded annual growth rate of telemedicine are between 13 and 27%, with valuation growing to over 20 billion… 

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  • Medicine
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Telemedicine for Chronic Pain in the COVID-19 Era and Beyond

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Telemedicine in the Current New Normal: Opportunities and Barriers

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  • Medicine
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