On Wednesday, Teladoc — billed as the nation’s first and largest telehealth provider — announced its long-awaited arival in a new market.
Idahoans will now have access to the company’s “high-quality, cost-effective telehealth services.”
In a move to create increased access to health care services, the Idaho legislature passed the Idaho Telehealth Access Act in April 2015, reestablishing telemedicine access by allowing a physician and patient to connect via a two-way audio and visual interaction.
“Teladoc is excited to provide Idahoans with access to high-quality care through the use of audio-video technology,” says Jason Gorevic, Teladoc’s CEO. “Through our network of board-certified, state-licensed physicians, we can meet their health care needs — when and where they need it.”
According to the company, Teleadoc’s expansion comes at a critically important time.
The Annals of Family Medicine projects a shortage of 52,000 primary care physicians nationwide over the next decade.