Healthcare providers are expanding their use of telemedicine despite the reimbursement and regulatory challenges, according to a survey of healthcare executives released today by Foley & Lardner LLP.

Nine of 10 say their organizations have started developing or implementing a telemedicine program; 84% say meaningful telemedicine services “will be central to the success of their organizations.” The majority of respondents already offer remote patient monitoring services (64%), store and forward technology (54%) and real-time interaction capabilities (52%).