Telehealth Technology Tools

///Telehealth Technology Tools

Telehealth Technology Tools

Telehealth technology will be used by an estimated 1.8 million patients worldwide by 2017, according to a report released Sunday by InMedica, Computerworld reports. Some of the key findings included:

In 2012, 308,000 patients were monitored via telehealth technology for:

  • Congestive heart failure
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Mental health conditions

The report found that currently:

  • Congestive heart failure accounts for the largest group of telehealth patients
  • COPD accounts for the second largest group of telehealth patients

The factors expected to drive the growth of telehealth are:

  • Federal policies that penalize hospitals based on readmission rates
  • Health care providers who want to increase ties with patients and improve care quality
  • Insurers that want to increase their competitiveness and reduce inpatient payouts by working directly with telehealth providers to monitor patients
  • Patients who demand telehealth technology for a wider variety of conditions.

CHMB will continue to send updates on the newest healthcare tools and industry trends.

By | 2015-03-18T01:11:22+00:00 April 4th, 2013|Digital Health|0 Comments