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Telehealth Model Statute: Frequently Asked Questions

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Telehealth is the use of digital technologies—such as telecommunications, health information, and videoconferencing—to deliver medical, health education, and public health services, by connecting multiple users in separate locations.

How can telehealth be used to improve health and decrease costs? Created by PHI's Center for Connected Health Policy, this fact sheet answers frequently asked questions about telehealth and the Telehealth Model Statute. 

Download the FAQ.

This resource explores:

  • What is the difference between telehealth and telemedicine?
  • What are some of the uses of telehealth?
  • Why does California’s Telemedicine Development Act of 1996 need to be updated?
  • How does telehealth improve access for patients and providers?
  • How does telehealth make services more cost-effective?
  • Is the quality of care in telehealth as good as an in-person visit?
  • How are resources kept in the community with telehealth?
  • Is telehealth vulnerable to fraud and abuse?