Telemedicine reduces cost of health care. This is one of the prime reasons this method was adopted in the first place. While reducing the costs telemedicine also managed to increase efficiency through proper management of chronic diseases. It also reduced travel times and hospital stays.
Various studies have confirmed that quality of healthcare services have drastically improved, thanks to telemedicine. Telemedicine delivers a superior product with greater results in some key services such as mental health and ICU care.
Whenever there is an emergency and the patient needs attention at any place or any time, telemedicine plays the most important role to address that issue. That has brought a paradigm shift in the delivery of healthcare services in the U.S.