Infographic: The Value of Telehealth as a Digital Clinical Care Channel

Monday, March 5th, 2018
This post was written by Melanie Matthews

Spectrum Health was one of the first health systems in Michigan to offer consumer telehealth, a program gaining in popularity with patients looking for easier and more convenient options than a walk-in clinic or the emergency room.

A new infographic by InternetHealth Management looks at how telehealth breaks down for Spectrum and why the health system sees value in telehealth as a digital channel for clinical care.

Telemedicine Across the Care Continuum: Boosting Health Clinic Revenue and Closing Care GapsThe six-year-old telehealth program at Essentia Health, the largest rural healthcare provider in Minnesota, provides over 30 telehealth services at over 40 sites to expand access to care for its rural patients while improving quality and reducing costs. The program, which has over 200 participating physicians, specialists and healthcare professionals, conducts 5,000 patient visits annually.

During Telemedicine Across the Care Continuum: Boosting Health Clinic Revenue and Closing Care Gaps, a 45-minute webinar on March 1, 2018, now available for replay, Maureen Ideker, RN, BSN, MBA, senior advisor for telehealth at Essentia Health, provides a roadmap of the program’s implementation, challenges and successes as well as details on its new key components. Click here for more information.

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