"Telehealth can save Canadians millions of dollars in personal travel costs and time off work to attend a doctor visit. It can also decrease hospitalizations and length of stay in hospitals, thereby reducing costs on the system. In a 2010 research review, telehealth services were shown to be more cost-effective for home care and access to on-call hospital specialists." - CBC
Dr. Ahmad Firas Khalid says it's time Canada invests in telehealth to make the service the primary method for delivering health care in Canada. Dr. Khalid is a medical doctor and a PhD candidate at McMaster University’s Health Policy PhD program.