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Telehealth Adoption

20% of Consumers Make Telehealth Prime Provider Criteria

January 23, 2017 - One in five consumers would be willing to switch clinicians if a different primary care provider offered telehealth services, found a new survey by American Well. The survey also found that consumers in younger demographics, and consumers with children, are most likely to desire the availability of telehealth technology to improve communication with providers. The poll of 4017 adults indicates...

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20% of Consumers Make Telehealth Prime Provider Criteria

by Thomas Beaton

One in five consumers would be willing to switch clinicians if a different primary care provider offered telehealth services, found a new survey by American Well. The survey also found that consumers in younger demographics, and consumers with...

Telehealth in New Jersey Hindered By a Lack of Awareness

by Eric Wicklund

Healthcare providers looking to launch a telehealth platform should be reminded to first make sure their potential patients know what it is and what it can do. That’s the dilemma facing New Jersey lawmakers, who are grappling with new legislation...

Telemedicine Success Requires an Alignment of Incentives (and Attitudes)

by Eric Wicklund

The physician at the head of a recent study on eICU benefits says the biggest challenge facing healthcare providers adopting telemedicine these days isn’t the technology. It’s the attitude. “If you apply the technology the way...

How Project ECHO Will Advance Rural Health through Telehealth

by Sheri Stoltenberg

As we leave 2016 behind and celebrate the New Year, we are seeing continued progress for telehealth and rural health initiatives. One of the biggest milestones is Congress’ passing of the bipartisan, bicameral bill S. 2873 (the counterpart...

21st Century Cures Act to Boost Medicare Telehealth Use

by Jacqueline Belliveau

The 21st Century Cures Act, enacted earlier this week, may have been a win for drug approval process reform and additional scientific research funding advocates. But the legislation may also help to increase Medicare telehealth use, stated URAC...

Kaiser CEO: Telehealth Outpaced In-Person Visits Last Year

by Eric Wicklund

Kaiser Permanente is seeing more patients online than in person, according to its CEO. The California-based health network, one of the nation’s largest integrated health systems, saw some 110 million people last year, with some 59 million...

Strong Patient Demand for Telehealth Motivated by Convenience

by Jennifer Bresnick

The convenience factor is a major driver for patients investigating the use of telehealth to consult with their providers, according to a survey by the American Telemedicine Association and WEGO Health.  The poll of 429 patients, conducted...

AMA: Physicians Are ‘Enthusiastic’ About mHealth

by Eric Wicklund

Physicians are “enthusiastic” for the adoption of digital health tools and platforms, according to a new study by the American Medical Association. But for most technologies, that enthusiasm hasn’t yet translated into actual...

8 Guidelines to Make mHealth More Attractive to Patients

by Eric Wicklund

Healthcare may still be lagging behind other industries in consumer adoption, but 70 percent of consumers surveyed by Deloitte want to use mobile devices to improve their health and communicate with their care providers. The challenge, the survey...

New Survey Shows Growing Support for Telemedicine in Texas

by Nathan Boroyan

A new telemedicine survey by the Texas Association of Business (TAB) that state employers and healthcare consumers are interested in increased access to remote interactions with their providers. According to the survey, consumers want immediate...

Is Telehealth Redefining the ‘Doctor-Patient Relationship’?

by Eric Wicklund

Pennsylvania lawmakers are considering telehealth legislation that would clearly define what technology a physician can use – and clamp down on vendors offering such services. Senate Bill 1342, sponsored by State Sen Elder Vogel, focuses...

Why Isn’t mHealth More Popular?

by Eric Wicklund

A recent survey of Canadian consumers finds they share the same opinion of mHealth as their American neighbors: They want to use the technology to manage their health, but they aren’t. Commissioned by TELUS Health, the May survey of slightly...

South Carolina’s Prison Telehealth Deal is About More Than Healthcare

by Eric Wicklund

A telehealth project designed to serve South Carolina’s prison population could save the state thousands of dollars a year in healthcare costs – and that’s not the only benefit. In a partnership announced this month by the South...

Could the Texas Telehealth Battle Be Ready for a Truce?

by Eric Wicklund

One of the nation’s most contentious telehealth battlegrounds might be looking for a truce. News reports out of Texas say medical groups and telehealth advocates have met behind closed doors to discuss a possible compromise to the state’s...

Telehealth Shifts its Focus

by Eric Wicklund

Today’s telehealth solution may soon evolve into tomorrow’s mHealth platform. That’s the conclusion drawn by a recent survey of some 280 healthcare executives by Avizia and Modern Healthcare. Their findings indicate that current...

Is Telehealth Ready for the Amazon Approach?

by Eric Wicklund

Can a telehealth network be run like Amazon? American Well is ready to put that theory to the test, with the announcement at this week’s American Telemedicine Association conference that it’s opening up an online telehealth marketplace....

Telehealth Study Finds a Willing Market in ACA Enrollees

by Eric Wicklund

A RAND Health study has found that teledermatology can boost the number of people accessing dermatology services, both online and in person. That includes people who might not otherwise want – or need – to see a dermatologist. The...

New Report Paints a Frustrating Picture for Telehealth Advancement

by Eric Wicklund

An analysis of state telehealth and Medicaid reimbursement policies finds a wide range of connected health practices across the country – so varied, in fact, that states can’t even agree on a definition for telehealth. The fourth...

Online Training, Cetification Offered for Virtual Care Doctors

by Eric Wicklund

Healthcare providers generally agree that a virtual visit requires a different skillset than an in-person visit. Now a California-based telehealth provider is offering free training and certification for clinicians eager to get into the field....

Survey: Telemedicine Helps the Patient More Than the Provider

by Eric Wicklund

Health systems across the country are turning to telemedicine to improve patient outcomes, access and satisfaction – but they’re still having trouble profiting from it. That’s one of the key takeaways of the “2016 U.S....


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