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Dr. Alan Shatzel is displayed on the monitor RP-VITA robot at Mercy San Juan Hospital in Carmichael, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

More evidence of the potential and power of telemedicine emerged from a Deloitte study of patient “visits” to medical professionals’ offices. Nearly 13 percent of all general practitioner appointments made in the U.S. and Canada this year will be electronic “eVisits.”

Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.

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