Telehealth and the Triple Aim
This year we have seen measurable changes in healthcare and healthcare IT that are lowering costs and expanding the digital market. A recent report from Deloitte Consulting shows that “As eVisits are proven and adopted in the developed world, and as the necessary infrastructure is deployed in the developing world, they are likely to offer affordable primary and diagnostic care to very large populations that do not have access today.” These technology developments are expected to save billions of dollars as well as tens of millions of lives.
“Video conferencing between patient and doctor is extremely important, and the online delivery of information and other data by patients represent the majority and future growth of eVisits,” says co-founder of SnapMD, George Tierney. “Reviewing questionnaires and other online information submitted by patients, combined with secure encrypted HD video conferencing via platforms like SnapMD’s Virtual Care Management telemedicine technology, allows physicians to make diagnoses and prescribe medication. This will continue to contribute to the rapid expansion of the use and value of healthcare delivered through telemedicine.”