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Outsourcing Telemedicine Doctors Is On Its Way Out

With the recent rise of Direct-to-Consumer telemedicine companies such as Teledoc, it’s easy to assume that a typical telemedicine visit pairs patients with healthcare providers who work for companies that specifically supply hospitals and clinics that prefer outsourcing telemedicine physicians. For many young adults for whom the lack of a designated primary care provider is not an issue, this may not appear to be a problem. However, among providers and hospitals, some clinicians are finding that switching to an in-house telemedicine system affords several advantages to both the provider and patient; it appears that the shift away from outsourcing telemedicine doctors has begun. Read more