While rural populations have already benefitted greatly from telehealth, urban populations could stand to gain equally as much from the technology.Videoconferencing technology has made waves in less populous areas by bringing providers and experts to patients, which also decreases healthcare and travel costs. But urban populations stand to gain from the technology as well. Virtual visits can introduce new modes of care to metropolitan populations where, in many cases, patients also find it difficult to make it to the doctor or access appointments.In fact, since 2014, the wait time for new patient appointments in 15 metropolitan areas has increased by 30 percent, according to a 2017 study by healthcare professional placement company Merritt Hawkins.

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