As the healthcare industry looks to take advantage of the benefits of telehealth, providers need to do a better job educating the public about the technology. Case in point: A new survey has found that an astonishing 41 percent of consumers have never heard of telemedicine.

The survey of 1,200 consumers, conducted by consumer engagement vendor HealthMine, “highlights a significant gap in understanding of this new healthcare technology,” according to the company.

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