in 2018: Virtual Visits Spike,
Telehealth, the fastest-growing segment in healthcare, is no longer reserved for rural populations. Instead, telehealth is proving to be a game-changer across the care continuum, as the industry tests the use of tele-psychiatry, tele-ERs, tele-ICUs and even telepharmacy to bridge care gaps and to make healthcare more accessible and efficient. The percentage of healthcare organizations using telehealth rose from 63 percent in 2015 to 74 percent in 2018, according to the latest Telehealth & Remote Patient Monitoring Survey by the Healthcare Intelligence Network (HIN).
During that same period, adoption of virtual visits jumped from 45 to 61 percent, lending new meaning to the phrase "The doctor will see you now" as providers, payors and patients embraced the ease and convenience of care delivery via phone, laptop or tablet. Virtual provider visits topped the list of telehealth applications for respondents to the 2018 survey, HINís fifth comprehensive telehealth assessment since 2009.
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This white paper is an excerpt from 2018 Healthcare Benchmarks: Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring, which delivers the latest actionable telehealth and remote patient monitoring metrics on tools, applications, challenges, successes and ROI from healthcare organizations across the care spectrum. This 60-page report, now in its fifth edition, documents benchmarks on current and planned telehealth and remote patient monitoring initiatives as well as the use of emerging technologies in the healthcare space.
This exclusive report analyzes responses to HIN's fifth comprehensive industry survey on Telehealth & Remote Patient Monitoring conducted in January 2018. This expanded analysis is highlighted with more than 40 easy-to-follow graphs and tables
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