There are several negative aspects of telemedicine and the first one is the cost. Many industry experts believe that it is more cost effective however the fact of the matter is that as of now it is very expensive. The usage of telemedicine depends on several outside factors that are not in the control of the medical industry nor the user itself.
The federal laws related to insurance are much different and several of them do not agree or sometimes come in the way of usage of telemedicine. Unless all such loop holes are removed and an effective plan is put in place the effectiveness of telemedicine cannot be seen. Any system that is meant for a patient should be easy to use and it should not cause them trouble after having used it. Right now this is what is happening to the telemedicine industry exactly.
Also, the costs of telemedicine vary from one end of the spectrum to another and it makes it very unreliable as of now. Every single factor influencing the cost varies which makes it a highly unsteady technology to use. There are several factors like deductibles and co pays which have an overall impact on the total cost. If these vary and add exponentially without the patient having a clue, it gives a bad impression on the whole. Instead of starting to believe in it, people are actually losing faith. It also becomes very confusing to deal with such a concept eventually for the patients.
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