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The Future of Medicine: “Web-Side Manner”

According to CBS News, the solution to finding a doctor fast is logging on to your computer for an online consultation. With wait times at offices increasing,  thousands of people are presenting their maladies to physicians via webcam. AmWell, a company that provides physician consultations online, has grown 1,000 percent in just two years. AmWell CEO Roy Shoenberg says that they key is easy access, and that many people who don’t have insurance or are unable to access a healthcare center easily fall into the spectrum of telehealth users. Currently, 22 percent of AmWell employees offer video consults, though it is estimated that by 2017 that number will rise to 71 percent.

Read the article published by CBS News.