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Telemedicine Use Among Physicians Remains Relatively Low

In 2016, 15.4% of physicians worked in practices that used telemedicine for a wide spectrum of patient interactions, including e-visits, and 11.2% of physicians worked in practices that used ... read more

Poor broadband access in rural areas limits telemedicine use: study

“This observation suggests that the inadequate broadband infrastructure in rural areas prevents telemedicine from mitigating the barriers to care associated with physician shortages and may explain ... read more

Telehealth uptake surprisingly low among physicians, AMA finds

Despite growing interest in telehealth options, relatively ... telemedicine project to use telehealth services. In 2016, just 0.25% of the 35 million fee-for-service Medicare enrollees use used the ... read more

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Why is telemedicine utilization so low?

Yet despite the near-ubiquitous presence of telemedicine, this remains a ... with remote physicians. If utilization is low among plan beneficiaries with access these telemedicine platforms, ... read more


Your doctor will see you in this telemedicine kiosk

One limitation of such phone-based services is physicians cannot always obtain basic vital signs such as blood pressure and heart rate. That's where telemedicine kiosks ... usage is still relatively ... read more

MedPAC Explores Expansion of Payment for Telemedicine

If Medicare expanded coverage for telemedicine visits, would more physicians use the technology ... Despite its potential, overall usage of telemedicine remains low among physicians. Less than one ... read more

Majority of parents plan to use telemedicine for pediatric care

Compared to a similar study conducted by Nemours in 2014, parents' use of online doctor's visits, while still relatively low ... used telemedicine services for themselves or their children (33.9 ... read more

Study charts recent spike in telehealth usage, particularly within primary care

Recent policy changes have increased the use of telehealth tools, but the technology remains relatively uncommon ... tracked a notable uptick in the use of telemedicine among primary care physicians ... read more

Medicare’s Telemedicine Proposal Is Unpopular With Doctors, Physicians

Congress has shied away from expanding the use of telemedicine in Medicare — even as it has become commonplace among private ... services will be relatively low," CMS said in its proposal. The virtual ... read more

Workers’ Compensation Eyes Telemedicine As Treatment Option

“Achieving this savings requires a shift in patient and physician ... it remains to be seen if patients will be accepting of telemedicine. Haugaard said that although telemedicine is not a new concept ... read more

Employers Eye Potential Savings Through Telemedicine

The second type of telemedicine involves communication among physicians and specialists to ... and save money will only be as strong as employee use of these services. So far, utilization numbers are ... read more

Kaiser: Your doctor will see you now – in this telemedicine kiosk

One limitation of such phone-based services is physicians cannot always obtain basic vital signs such as blood pressure and heart rate. That's where telemedicine kiosks ... usage is still relatively ... read more



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