Telemedicine could play a pivotal role in the ongoing efforts to improve access to healthcare services while reducing healthcare costs. Virtual, video-based doctor's appointments can help reduce the strain on general practitioners, and encourage preventative care. They also offer a cheaper, more-convenient alternative to in-person appointments, according to a new infographic by TechnologyAdvice Research.
The infographic highlights results from a TechnologyAdvice Research study, which sheds light on the current hesitations by healthcare consumers about video-based services, and the ways in which providers can better market their current offerings.
The world of digitally enabled care is exploding: the number of patients using telehealth services will rise to 7 million in 2018, according to IHS Technology; healthcare apps and 'wearables' are trending in technology circles and healthcare providers' offices; and CMS's new 'Next Generation ACO' model is expected to favor expanded telehealth coverage.
2015 Healthcare Benchmarks: Telehealth & Telemedicine delivers actionable new telehealth metrics on technologies, program components, successes and ROI from 115 healthcare organizations. This 60-page report, now in its fourth year, documents benchmarks on current and planned telehealth and telemedicine initiatives, with historical perspective from 2009 to present.
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