Connected Care is the real-time, electronic communication between a patient and a provider, including telehealth, remote patient monitoring, and secure email communication between clinicians and their patients. Connected Care is at a critical juncture. As the American health care system moves toward more accountable care, remote patient communication and monitoring will play an increasingly important role in patient services. Connected Care improves access to care, helps providers and patients avoid costly health care services, and increases convenience for patients. Despite the rapidly developing technology and increasing interest among patients and physicians in the use of Connected Care, legal and regulatory barriers continue to limit mainstream acceptance of this technology. To achieve the promise of Connected Care in our health care system, there must be a renewed urgency among policymakers to develop a regulatory structure that enables safe and accessible use of this technology.