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Novel Approaches

Telemedicine in Oncology

Susan Doyle-Lindrud
CJON 2016, 20(1), 27-28 DOI: 10.1188/16.CJON.27-28

For patients who have difficulty traveling to a clinic or doctor’s office because of living in a remote location or lack of transportation, increasing opportunities exist to access health care remotely. Telemedicine is a growing field that has potential benefits for patients, providers, and the healthcare system.

At a Glance

  • Telemedicine increases access to care for those living in remote locations.
  • Telemedicine services may decrease costs for the healthcare system.
  • Many barriers exist for using telemedicine because of federal and state laws written prior to the development of this technology.

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