Why Telemedicine's Time Has Finally Come

Telemedicine may just be the biggest trend in digital health in 2015.

As a partner focused on digital health investments at venture capital firm AMV, I spend a lot of time crisscrossing the country chatting with leading healthcare providers and insurers about their technology needs.

By far the area they are most interested in is telemedicine. For hospitals, expanding telemedicine is a way to cut costs while providing consumers with the convenience they crave. But the idea has been around for a while so why now?

For one, the technology around virtual consultations has finally matured to the point where doctors can offer a good expe