Intel has released its Intel Healthcare Innovation Barometer, and the results indicate that the majority of respondents are comfortable with receiving care via telemedicine. The report, which surveyed 12,000 adults in eight countries, states that 72% are willing to see their doctor over video conferencing.
Video collaboration in healthcare is standard in many hospitals and clinics, and continues to grow. Here’s a few telling statistics:
- 10% of all hospital beds in the U.S. use telemedicine to link to specialists
- The global telehealth market, valued at $736 mil in 2011, is predicted to reach $2.5 billion in 2018.
- 89 percent of healthcare executives expect telemedicine to transform the U.S. healthcare system in the next decade.
AVI-SPL has deep experience with implementing telehealth and telemedicine solutions. Our work for the HELP Pain Medical Network in California connects doctors with their patients, even if those patients are at home. We did that using Polycom RealPresence. Cisco, another AVI-SPL partner, has introduced its Extended Care to link doctors and patients at home.
If you have any questions about using telemedicine to improve service to your patients while reducing the stress on your nurses, physicians and therapists, contact us at 866-559-8197 or firstname.lastname@example.org.