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Telemedicine in eye care: An emerging tech policy primer
- 1) Policymakers should resist “rent seeking” behavior that adversely affects emerging technology policy.
- 2) A conflicting patchwork of state regulations will undermine the potential of emerging technologies like telemedicine.
- 3) Outdated regulations need to be updated to accommodate innovative mobile health applications with low risk potential.
- 4) Policymakers should not limit the deployment of telemedicine applications because of minor imperfections, particularly when such applications are as good as or better than alternatives.