To Move Telepractice Toward the Future, We Should Look to the Past Recent advances in technology have made communication and information access faster, less expensive, and more accessible than ever. These technologies afford a tremendous opportunity to grow telepractice and redefine where, when, and how care is provided. Looking back at the history of telepractice yields important lessons and provides guidance for ... Article
Article  |   April 01, 2013
To Move Telepractice Toward the Future, We Should Look to the Past
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  • Brennan David
    MedStar Institute for Innovation, MedStar Health, Washington, DC
  • Disclosure: David Brennan has no financial or nonfinancial interests related to the content of this article.
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Article   |   April 01, 2013
To Move Telepractice Toward the Future, We Should Look to the Past
SIG 18 Perspectives on Telepractice, April 2013, Vol. 3, 4-8. doi:10.1044/tele3.1.4
SIG 18 Perspectives on Telepractice, April 2013, Vol. 3, 4-8. doi:10.1044/tele3.1.4

Recent advances in technology have made communication and information access faster, less expensive, and more accessible than ever. These technologies afford a tremendous opportunity to grow telepractice and redefine where, when, and how care is provided. Looking back at the history of telepractice yields important lessons and provides guidance for how we can move forward, most significantly, as it relates to the role of technology as an enabling infrastructure. To best promote and expand the future of telepractice, we should continue to innovate technology, advocate for changes in reimbursement and licensing, collect strong research data, and collaborate to share our successes and our failures.

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