Free White Paper: Telehealth & Telemedicine in 2015: Remote Monitoring, Wearable Devices Upgrade Burgeoning Industry

From early detection of impending heart failure from as far as 3,000 miles away, to the latest wearable wrapped around wrists or bodies, or simply sitting in pockets, telehealth is having a radical impact on the healthcare industry, according to the Healthcare Intelligence Network's 2015 survey on telehealth & telemedicine. The range of telehealth and telemedicine services has expanded in the two years since HIN last conducted a telehealth survey, and while the majority of organizations had telehealth programs in place in both 2013 and 2015, of those that didnít, nearly triple the respondents in 2015 (64 percent versus 26 percent) said they would launch a service in the next 12 months.

Telehealth & Telemedicine in 2015: Remote Monitoring, Wearable Devices Upgrade Burgeoning IndustryDownload this HINtelligence report for more data on top telehealth technologies, conditions targeted by telehealth programs, use of wearables by healthcare organizations and the top telehealth services available to patients. Click here to download the report today.

Customized reports, including benchmark results by industry sector, are available upon request.

This white paper is an excerpt from 2015 Healthcare Benchmarks: 2015 Healthcare Benchmarks: Telehealth & Telemedicine, which delivers actionable new telehealth metrics on technologies, program components, successes and ROI from more than 100 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. Click here for more information. This exclusive report analyzes responses to HIN's fourth comprehensive industry survey on Telehealth & Telemedicine conducted in March 2015. This expanded analysis is punctuated with more than 40 easy-to-follow graphs and tables.

New in the 2015 Edition:

  • Added population targets for telehealth, including homebound, severe behavioral, at-risk for falls and high utilizers;
  • Deployment of falls monitors/mats, cuffs and sensors;
  • A first look at healthcare 'wearables' (fitness trackers, smart clothing, etc.);
  • Expanded patient applications for telehealth, including health system navigation, online communities and health record management;
  • Primary responsibility for telehealth;
  • Future program enhancements;
  • Added insight into telehealth challenges, including patient engagement, security and scalability;
  • Perspectives from CHRISTUS Health on challenges and benefits of remote monitoring of high-risk patients; and
  • Trend-tracking polls: prevalence of billing Medicare for telehealth and expectations for Medicare coverage of remote patient monitoring.

Additionally, 2015 Healthcare Benchmarks: Telehealth & Telemedicine takes a fourth comprehensive look at the following metrics:

  • Current and planned telehealth and telemedicine programs for clinical purposes;
  • Targeted health conditions;
  • Most frequently employed clinical applications, devices and technologies;
  • The latest in funding and ROI for telehealth and telemedicine;
  • Telehealth tools and services available to patients and health plan members;
  • Impact of telehealth on quality and utilization metrics, including patient compliance and satisfaction, medication adherence, healthcare access, office visits, hospitalizations, ER visits, bed days, readmissions, and much more;
  • The most successful applications of telehealth;
  • Sector-specific analysis of telehealth use and impact;
  • Challenges, benefits and barriers related to the use of telehealth and telemedicine;
  • The complete 2015 Telehealth & Telemedicine survey tool;
and much more.

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Melanie Matthews
Executive Vice President
The Healthcare Intelligence Network

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