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History of telemedicine in America

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History of telemedicine in America

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1879: The telephone limits frequency of office visits

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1906: Inventor publishes paper on the telecardiogram

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1925: Science and Invention magazine cover depicts medical diagnosis via radio

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1940s: First electronic medical record transfer occurs in Philadelphia

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1950s: First use of hospital-based telemedicine

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1964: NASA introduces new developments in telemedicine

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1990s: Studies confirm high rates of diagnostic agreement between in-person and virtual visits

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1990s: Studies show teleradiology reduces transport need for head injuries

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Early 2000s: The internet transforms telehealth

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2020: COVID-19 limits in-person access to health care

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