Thirteen-year-old Jacob Massey, with back to camera, talks Sept. 24, 2004, over video teleconferencing from Scottsbluff, Neb., with his doctor in Omaha, Neb., Dr. Brad Schaefer, right, and with behavioral psychologist Joe Evans, left on screen. Such sessions, which save patients and doctors hours of travel, are part of what is called telehealth. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

For many consumers, a visit to the doctor soon will be as simple as turning on the television.

Tractica expects telehealth video visits to soar from 19.7 million last year to 158.4 annually in 2020. This and other findings are highlighted in a new report, “Telehealth Video Consultation.”

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