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Asynchronous challenges


Now that we’ve covered the benefits of store-and-forward telemedicine, let’s cover the other side of the coin. The challenges, disadvantages, and risks include: 

  • New technology 
  • Patient uneasiness 
  • Insufficient patient information 
  • Medical insurance coverage 
  • Malpractice insurance coverage 
  • Potential conflict with existing methods, such as on-call availability 
  • Staff training 
  • Integration with existing systems and workflows 
  • Cost