2017 has undoubtedly been a standout year in the realms of telemedicine and digital health.
In telehealth alone, much has happened over the past 12 months.
A new law in Texas officially gave physicians permission to utilize telemedicine services to treat patients they haven’t met in person, quashing a previous requirement that physician-patient relationships had to be initially established with an in-person visit.
The change in policy allowed various telehealth providers to assist patients when Hurricane Harvey struck the Lone Star State in late August. Those same companies came to the aid of Hurricane Irma victims in September.