This Week's Challenge: With an increase in telehealth use to expand healthcare access and curb costs, we wanted to see the top conditions monitored remotely via telehealth. Click here to view a printable version of the chart.
What We Learned: The Healthcare Intelligence Network's second annual Telehealth and Telemedicine e-survey conducted in September 2010 captured the nuts and bolts of telehealth services offered by 111 healthcare organizations, including the top five targeted health conditions being monitored remotely:
- Heart failure: 77.1 percent
- Diabetes: 74.3 percent
- COPD: 54.3 percent
- Medication adherence: 54.3 percent
- Asthma: 42.9 percent
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Excerpted from 2011 Performance Benchmarks in Telehealth & Telemedicine, a 60-page special report packed with actionable new information from 111 healthcare organizations on their utilization of telehealth & telemedicine. This resource documents trends and metrics on current and planned telehealth and telemedicine initiatives and includes a year-over-year comparison of telehealth trends from 2009 to 2010.