Will you ever get an Rx by text? Will your doctor someday update your chart via smartphone? Maybe, and perhaps sooner than you think — if employers help do their part.

The technology to support these types of telemedicine is advancing speedily along. The speed of physicians and health plans adopting it, however, is a different — and much slower — story.

I recently talked to Eric Demers, senior vice president of health and life sciences at MEDecision — which created InFrame, a collaborative health information exchange service that connects care delivery organizations with one another and their patients — about why telemedicine is so slowly advancing and the role employers can play to push progress along.

Click here to listen to the podcast, then share your thoughts in the comments about when/if telemedicine will truly take off to infinity and beyond and how employers can best leverage the technology to their advantage.

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