Telehealth, you’ve got some fans among Managed Care’s readers.
In an online survey conducted in late February and early March, 37% of the 174 respondents rated the likelihood that telehealth will reduce health care costs as high, and 50% favored laws and regulations that would encourage its adoption.
Likelihood Telehealth Will Reduce Health Care Costs
Scale 1–7, 1=not at all likely, 7=extremely likely
About a third of respondents had had a firsthand experience with telehealth as a provider or as a patient (either themselves or a family member). From both perspectives, it was a good experience. As providers, 40% gave the experience a high quality rating (a 6 or 7 on a 1–7 scale). As patients, it was more favorable, with 59% giving the experience high marks.
Satisfied with Telehealth Services Provided
Scale 1–7, 1=not at all satisfied, 7=extremely satisfied
Chronic disease management (68% of respondents) and mental health therapy (52%) were picked most often as the best applications of telehealth.
Best Applications of Telehealth
Source for all charts: MediMedia Research
MediMedia Research, which conducted this poll, is a unit of MediMedia Managed Markets, an Icon plc company. Managed Care is owned by MediMedia Managed Markets.