The Telehealth disconnect

The Telehealth disconnect

Bottom Line: Have you performed some form of Telehealth? Do you even know what it is? In the quest for more affordable healthcare comes a slew of new info that’s showing a huge missed opportunity by us. It’s the telehealth disconnect. 

If you’re not familiar with “telehealth”. It’s virtual healthcare. Typically, it’s done via video interaction with a patient and a physician and the first piece of new research is this from BI Intelligence...

  • Up to 44% of all doctor’s visits could be done virtually 

Here’s the next piece of info that’s useful to this conversation...

  • 76% of all health systems offer some form of Telehealth care

And while many are still skeptical most of us are willing to try it out.

  • 57% of us are willing to use telehealth care

But do we? Here’s the disconnect. No

  • Fewer than 2% of Americans have used a telehealth option

The potential upside here is obvious. Not having to wait in a doctor’s office. Efficient process and here’s the average of 65% cheaper than an in-office visit. I’m sure there are a lot of people who’d like to save 65% on as much of their healthcare as possible. So, here’s the first step. Ask about it the next time you have a healthcare need. There’s a better than not chance options are available within your typical provider and you just didn’t know about it. Or just haven’t gotten around to trying it out. This story provides a lot of incentive for you to give it a shot. 

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