The US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality determined cardiovascular and respiratory diseases are two areas where telehealth can improve patient outcomes.

The US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) combed through 58 systematic reviews amid a substantial volume of research on telemedicine to pinpoint when telehealth interventions work best.

The data suggests telehealth improves outcomes such as mortality, quality of life and reductions in hospital admissions when used for remote patient monitoring for certain chronic conditions as well as for psychotherapy as part of behavioral health.

Top chronic conditions for telehealth success: cardiovascular and respiratory disease, according to AHRQ.

AHRQ noted, however, that information on how telehealth affects cost and utilization is currently limited.

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