Deborah Smith

Deborah Smith, MN, RN-BC, URAC’s product development principal, has previously served URAC as a senior advisor for strategy and innovation, director of product development, consultant, and volunteer with URAC for more than 18 years. She oversaw the development of URAC’s Telehealth Accreditation program and the redesign of the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) certification program.

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How Telehealth Programs Can Demonstrate Quality and Best Practices

By Deborah Smith on Oct 20, 2016 9:05:26 AM

Spending on telehealth services in the United States is expected to increase nearly tenfold in just five years.

According to projections from IHS Technology, telehealth spending per year in the United States will rise from just $240 million in 2014 to $2.2 billion in 2018. It is predicted that there will be 7 million telehealth encounters of all types by 2018.

Topics: Telehealth
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