Leveraging the convenience of sophisticated personal technology against rising health care costs, the telehealth industry is poised for massive growth.

Yet, as the market seems ready to flourish, questions are arising as to why monitoring and diagnosing patients remotely through the use of technology — an idea that promises so many benefits on paper — has yet to become more widely available. In response, health professionals are looking to early adopters for insight.

"I have clinicians who were unsure a couple years ago, but are now asking how they can get involved," says Kristi Henderson, Chief Telehealth and Innovation Officer at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. "We've hosted multiple states and international visitors to help them try to figure out how to identify within their own system how to use this technology."

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