SCENE + HEARD: Just For Fun The Year ‘Telemedicine’ Goes Mainstream By Staff Monday, August 13, 2018 12:00 AM 2018 is shaping up to be a breakthrough year for telemedicine, which is rapidly becoming part of the health care mainstream. This infographic by digital communications company Vidyo examines telemedicine adoption, patient outcomes and how IT professionals and clinicians should strategically partner for successful initiatives. The data in the infographic is based on a survey that Vidyo conducted with 300 nurses, health care administrators and IT professionals about telemedicine and telehealth practices and investments at their health care delivery organizations (HDOs). Currently, 34 states and Washington, D.C. fully embrace some component of telemedicine for their state-regulated health plans, according to the American Telemedicine Association. That’s a significant jump from 2010, when only 11 states allowed telemedicine.