What is driving Telehealth growth in 2017?

Telehealth growth in 2017 is going to be significant, potentially increasing up six times to according to a new report from INMedica Research group.US Telehealth revenues are also predicted to increase from from $174 million last year to over $700 million in 2017.

As doctors look for ways to grow patient engagement and increase revenue, telehealth is proving more appealing as a solution.

According to reports from Beckers Hospital Review, there are four main drivers of telehealth growth in 2017.

Federal-driven Demand

Readmission penalties will be introduced by the government and national health departments which will drive providers to adopt telehealth. Telehealth is also seen by many countries, such as the United Kingdom, France, and China as a long-term cost-efficient measure to lessen healthcare expenditure.

Provider-driven Demand

This will increase the usage of telehealth as healthcare providers insist on using the service to increase their ties to patients and improve the quality of service.

Payer-driver Demand

Insurance providers will promote telehealth as a way to increase their competitiveness and lessen in-patient payouts by working with suppliers in monitoring their clients.

Patient-driven Demand

Consumers will actively seek and request telehealth services. This will continue to be the preferred medical service by patients in rural or non-metropolitan locations. where there’s a low availability of clinics and doctors.

With the rise in demand for better and high-tech healthcare services, Telehealth growth in 2017 will continue. This is a vital technology in the medical sector as it enables reaching out to patients living in remote areas and those who are in need of cost-effective solutions for medical care.

Report by JenB Technology for liveClinic.