The Growth of Telemedicine and the Reality of Its Potential

February 10, 2017
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Dr. Gay Gooden, Co-founder and Telemedicine Physician with RelyMD, a virtual health service that provides 24/7 access to board-certified emergency medicine doctors for both adults and children via video consultation joins eHealth Radio and the Healthcare & TeleMedicine Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Gay Gooden discuss the following:

  • The number of patients using telehealth services is expected to rise from less than 350,000 in 2013 to nearly seven million in 2018. Why do you think those numbers are increasing so rapidly?
  • Health systems and patients aren’t the only ones reaping the benefits of telemedicine. What other types of organizations are seeing reductions in costs?
  • We’ve heard about two industries that are actively using telemedicine. Are there other fields where telemedicine will also see growth?
  • It sounds like there is a lot of good coming from telemedicine. What are the barriers that still need to be overcome?
  • You’re a co-founder and an actively practicing physician with RelyMD. Can you tell us a little about the company?   

 

Dr. Gay Gooden is a practicing board-certified emergency medicine physician at Wake Emergency Physicians, PA in Raleigh, N.C.  She is a co-founder of RelyMD and currently serves as the Medical Staff President of WakeMed Cary. Dr. Gooden completed both her Doctorate of Medicine and residency training in Emergency Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also received her bachelor of science in biology at UNC.
 
RelyMD, is a virtual health service that provides 24/7 access to board-certified emergency medicine doctors for both adults and children via video consultation. Patients are able to seek treatment from a doctor with an average wait time of less than 10 minutes via web browser or mobile app. RelyMD is owned and staffed by Wake Emergency Physicians, PA, a group of 100 emergency medicine physicians who provide care to approximately 300,000 patients annually at hospitals throughout the region.

 

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