Man and doctor, telehealth appointment Even with the substantial growth in telemedicine usage, these tools are not reaching new demographic groups in large numbers. (Photo: fizkes/

The growth of telemedicine is one of the top benefits stories to come out of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. And increasingly, researchers are getting a handle on just how much the use of telemedicine has expanded, what patients and areas of care have most been affected, and where digital gaps still remain. A new report from Rock Health and Stanford Medicine puts the new trend toward telemedicine in better focus, and suggests some challenges still remain for this evolving delivery system.

Related: Telemedicine growth: Not all demographics are equally enthusiastic

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