A HIMSS Event | SANTA CLARA, CA | SEPT. 16-18, 2019
By Heather Munro, freelance writer focusing on emerging technology.
Older adults looking to remain independent, people needing home-based mental healthcare, patients managing chronic diseases—these are just some of the patients taking advantage of the convenience telehealth provides. Telemedicine adoption rates are growing. According to Rock Health, 75 percent of consumers used at least one channel to access remote care in 2018—up from 68 percent in 2017.
This is good news for healthcare providers who are expecting telehealth to help them transition from fee-based to value-based care—improving care quality while lowering costs. Investors and dealmakers are also betting on the potential of virtual care platforms, investing $74 million in Doctor On Demand, $25 million in connected telehealth product maker Tyto Care, and $16 million in eye telemedicine company Simple Contacts.
Cloe Benz, senior physiotherapist at Sydney Children's Hospitals Network, explains how telehealth helps providers deliver better care and treatment during an interview at HIMSS19.
To learn more about the benefits of telehealth from Benz, watch Telehealth is crucial for delivering better remote care, improving outcomes.