6 Companies That Are Taking Telemedicine By Storm

As with much of our “new normal,” consumers’ newfound telehealth habit won’t be going anywhere. Demand for telemedicine is expected to rise by 38% over the next five years as more and more patients become eager to take advantage of the convenience of digital healthcare.

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How American attitudes on telehealth have changed since the start of the pandemic

by Katie AdamsBefore the pandemic, 56.40 percent of Americans did not believe they could receive the same level of care from telehealth compared to in-person care, but recent polling shows 79.85 percent of Americans now say it is possible.Sykes surveyed 2,000 adults in March 2020 and March 2021 about their telehealth attitudes and experiences. Below are six more notable findings from the survey results, which were released April 6.In March 2020, 19.5 percent of Americans had a telehealth appointment, whereas 61.05 percent had in March 2021.In March 2020, 65.6 percent of Americans doubted the care quality provided in telehealth appointments, but in March 2021, 87.82 percent wanted to continue using telehealth services after the pandemic subsides.In March 2021, 85.52 percent of Americans said telehealth has made it easier to get the care they need.In March 2021, 64.05 percent of Americans said they would prefer to have parts of their annual physical conducted via telehealth.In March 2021...

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3 Ways to Humanize the Virtual Health Care Experience

For telehealth to remain a significant force in health care after the pandemic subsides, digital tools will have to take human emotions into account in the ways they support patients and care providers. A growing array of offerings are doing just that. They are aimed at helping both parties build trusting relationships.

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Building Trust into Telehealth

Trust is harder to establish in a virtual conversation than in person. The limits of technology pose a variety of challenges. This article identifies them and makes recommendations for overcoming them.

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