Survey Identifies Benefits and Challenges of Telehealth

February 16, 2021

A national survey of health professionals reports that the majority of almost 1,600 respondents said telehealth made it possible for them to provide quality care for their patients during the pandemic. The COVID-19 Health Care Coalition recently published the results of the Telehealth Impact Physician Survey. The coalition includes more than 1,000 healthcare organizations, technology firms and nonprofits.
Key findings of the survey include:
  • 80% of respondents said telehealth improved timeliness of care for their patients.
  • 82% reported that their patients have reacted favorably to using telehealth for care.
  • More than 75% said telehealth enabled them to provide quality care related to COVID-19, as well as acute and chronic disease management, preventive care, and mental and behavioral health.
The three top challenges respondents noted to the continued use of telehealth:
  • Low or no reimbursement
  • Technology challenges for patients
  • Liability concerns
ISMIE offers several resources on the use of telemedicine. Check out our offerings available to you on demand at your convenience. For more information or if you have questions, contact the Risk Management team by email.
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