Telemedicine and Telehealth
Telehealth has emerged as a major player in the healthcare landscape. It promises more convenience when it comes to connecting patients and medical practitioners, especially in areas where access to healthcare facilities may be difficult. It’s also a more affordable alternative to in-person healthcare visits; patients can save anywhere from 10% to 15% when they connect with their doctors virtually instead of in-person.
Sometimes, the terms “telehealth” and “telemedicine” are used interchangeably, but in reality, telemedicine has a narrower focus than telehealth. Telemedicine refers specifically to remote clinical services only.
There is no question the use of telehealth is increasing and it is being embraced and adopted by more patients and clinicians alike.
The use of telehealth has increased over the past year as a result of the current health crisis, but who is actually using telehealth? We explore who is more likely to use telehealth in the US.
A recent survey finds that more and more Americans are satisfied with telehealth and appreciate its convenience.
Prior to COVID-19, traditional insurers did not always reimburse providers for telehealth services.
Learn why using telehealth services is the fiscally responsible and right thing to do during the COVID-19 crisis.