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How does telehealth influence patient encounter efficiency? Does virtual care lead to patients requesting more frequent visits unnecessarily, or does the accessibility improve patient attendance? Discussing the enormous potential benefit of home health data collection (such as via wearable devices) monitoring chronic disease in the future, Drs. Allison and Nahed also raised the legitimate concern of investing significant time for thorough data analysis. What novel technologies might be developed to improve provider efficiency in telehealth encounters and data interpretation?