Telemedicine has the potential to change the way we experience healthcare. We wanted to find out how the last couple of years has shaped telemedicine, and what the next couple of years holds for us. Do perspectives on telemedicine differ if you’re a patient vs. a provider? Kareo’s Chief Medical Information officer, Dr. Tom Giannulli (@drtom_kareo) hosted our recent #KareoChat on the topic.
Tom Giannulli, M.D., M.S., is the chief medical information officer at Kareo. He is a respected innovator in the medical technology arena with more than 15 years of deep experience in mobile technology and medical software development. Previously, Tom was chief medical information officer at Epocrates and he was the founder and chief executive officer of Caretools, which developed the first iPhone-based EHR. Prior to that, Tom drove a number of key mobile healthcare technology innovations as VP of Advanced Research for Data Critical and the founder and CEO of Physix. He holds a M.S. in biomedical engineering from the University of Utah and earned his M.D. from the University of Texas at Houston where he completed his residency in internal medicine.
We talked about how both providers and patients have been impacted by this initial wave of telemedicine adoption. We identified some lingering reservations and what successes both providers and patients have experienced with telemedicine so far. Even though telemedicine has been around for some time, it’s not yet a common channel for patients to receive care. Will this change in the near future?