New Chart: Which Populations Are Targeted by Telehealth?
SUMMARY: With so many healthcare organizations hotwired for telehealth and telemedicine, we wanted to find out which populations were being targeted by technologies such as remote monitoring and diagnostics, automated reminders and data sharing. See the responses we received from 139 healthcare organizations.
Many healthcare organizations are turning to telehealth and telemedicine to lower costs and improve efficiencies while expanding patients’ access to services — particularly in rural areas. Telehealth is broadly defined as the delivery of health-related services and information via telecommunications technology for clinical and non-clinical purposes and encompasses telemedicine, which is the use of telecommunications technology to deliver clinical diagnosis, services and patient consultations.
The Healthcare Intelligence Network September 2009 Telehealth and Telemedicine Benchmarks e-survey set out to document trends and metrics in the use of telehealth and telemedicine and identify emerging applications of these technologies.
More than half of responding organizations — 61 percent — with telehealth initiatives target their entire population, with 18 percent focused only on the chronically ill, 11 percent on the elderly/Medicare population and less than one-tenth — 8 percent — aiming telehealth only at patients and members in rural areas.
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Source: 2010 Healthcare Benchmarks: Telehealth and Telemedicine, March, 2010
2010 Healthcare Benchmarks: Telehealth and Telemedicine
2010 Healthcare Benchmarks: Telehealth & Telemedicine provides actionable information from 139 healthcare organizations on their utilization of telehealth & telemedicine. This 20-page resource documents trends and metrics on current and planned initiatives in the use of telehealth and telemedicine, provides lessons from early adopters and identifies emerging applications of these technologies.
2010 Healthcare Benchmarks: Telehealth and Telemedicine is available from the Healthcare Intelligence Network for $69 by visiting our Online Bookstore or by calling toll-free (888) 446-3530.
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