Mar 6, 2017
Direct-to-consumer telehealth services are touted as a convenient, cheaper way to get care for minor ailments. But telehealth prompts new use of medical services. This may drive up spending rather than trim costs.
Health information technology, electronic medical records, and electronic prescriptions are but three examples of how technology is changing the health care sector. RAND research has explored many facets of health information technology and advised policymakers and practitioners on best practices for cost savings and improved patient outcomes.