A physician in New Hampshire can now establish a valid doctor-patient relationship without needing a prior in-person exam. This is among several recent changes in New Hampshire’s telemedicine laws that offer new opportunities for telemedicine companies and healthcare providers, so long as they can quickly adapt their business models and finalize their contractual arrangements soon. The business potential also holds true for New Hampshire hospitals and health systems looking to solidify the engagement of their existing patient base or expand.
These six ways will help you refine your telehealth offerings under the new law, and give you a strategic advantage in being first to market:
The changes to New Hampshire laws remove a significant barrier to growth for telemedicine providers and businesses in the Granite State. Physicians will now have more reach and flexibility to serve patients, particularly those living in distant or rural locations. Studies continue to show how telemedicine can be a high quality, cost-effective care tool, eliminating travel time and increasing access, including for mental health needs.
For more information on telemedicine, telehealth, virtual care and other health innovations, including the team, publications, and other materials, visit Foley’s Telemedicine Practice.