CARLIN, MD: Telemedicine may be the key to concierge medicine’s success.

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To date, concierge medicine has been largely the domain of physicians, but as cost pressures continue to squeeze hospitals and health systems, it’s only a matter of time before these entities get in the game. Physicians need to get ready.

Hospitals and health systems have refrained from entering the concierge medicine market because of a societal perception that the healthcare delivery model provides better care for those who can afford it and leaves those who can’t to settle for lesser quality care. But soon that hyper-sensitivity will go away. Here’s why: intense, relentless cost pressure. You think it’s bad now? It’s going to get brutal as hospitals and health systems fight to survive.

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