Telehealth is becoming a bigger part of the U.S. medical landscape each year, according to a new infographic by URAC.
The infographic examines the growing number of businesses that currently offer or plan to offer telehealth benefits as part of their employee health benefit package and the key driver of this expansion.
Real-time remote management of high-risk populations curbed hospitalizations, hospital readmissions and ER visits for more than 80 percent of respondents and boosted self-management levels for nearly all remotely monitored patients, according to 2014 market data from the Healthcare Intelligence Network (HIN).
Remote Monitoring of High-Risk Patients: Telehealth Protocols for Chronic Care Management profiles a successful eight-year initiative by New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation's (NYCHHC) House Calls Telehealth Program that significantly lowered patients' A1C blood glucose levels.
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