Top 10 Stats to Know About Telehealth

There are lots of numbers floating in the telehealth space, and we’ve picked the top ten stats to know about telehealth:

1. 64% of Americans would be willing to have a video visit with a doctor

2. Towers Watson expects a 68% increase in the number of employers offering telemedicine in 2015 (a rise from 22% to 37%) –analysts have estimated this will result in $6B in employer savings

3. 63% of Consumers believe that high-definition video results in the most accurate diagnosis by a doctor

4. 67% of healthcare professionals (physicians + others) either using some form of telemedicine now, or are planning to in the next few years

5. The #1 primary driver of telehealth investment by hospital systems is to fill gaps in care

6. 62% of Americans believe that online visits with a doctor should cost less than in-person care

7. At least 70% of consumers reported that they’d rather have an online video visit to obtain a prescription than travel to their doctor’s office

8. 30% of parents with children under the age of 18 would prefer a video visit with a doctor for middle-of-the-night care over traditional options, such as the emergency room or a nurseline.

9. 91% of health outcomes were as good or better via telehealth

10. 42% of women aged 18-43 would prefer to get birth control prescriptions online

 

Data Sources:

[1] American Well Telehealth Consumer Survey 2015
[2] 19th Annual Towers Watson/National Business Group on Health Employer Survey on Purchasing Value in Health Care
[3] American Well Telehealth Consumer Survey 2015
[4] Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine Conference Poll of healthcare providers, 2014
[5] 2014 HIMSS Analytics Telemedicine Study
[6] American Well Telehealth Consumer Survey 2015
[7] American Well Telehealth Consumer Survey 2015
[8] American Well Telehealth Consumer Survey 2015
[9] A systematic review of economic analyses of telehealth services using real time video communication, Wade 2010
[10] American Well Telehealth Consumer Survey 2015

One comment

  1. Really helpful list and relevant for healthcare providers in 2015. Thanks so much for sharing!