The Battle for Telehealth: EHR vs Third Party – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 46

For the 46th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about the battle for telehealth.  More specifically, we’re talking about EHR vendors entrance into telehealth and third party telehealth vendors.  For those that have been following our EHR Telehealth vendor series, you know that EHR vendors are all diving into the live video telehealth space.  No doubt they see an opportunity to be the telehealth provider for their EHR users.

While EHR vendors are offering their own telehealth solution, many third party telehealth vendors have been working in the space for a long time and have really compelling offerings as well.  Plus, many of them are expanding beyond the live video telehealth visits to other areas of telehealth like RPM (remote patient monitoring).

In this episode we dive into the telehealth battle between EHR vendors and 3rd party telehealth vendors.  Plus, we talk about telehealth investment and whether we think it will continue.  Then, we also talk about what we see happening with consolidation in the telehealth space.

Here’s a quick preview of the topics and questions we discuss in this episode:

  • EHR Telehealth vs Third-Party Telehealth
  • Will Telehealth Investment Continue?
  • When is Consolidation Coming?

Now, without further ado, we’re excited to share with you the next episode of the Healthcare IT Today podcast.

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About the author

John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference,, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.