Telehealth is the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical healthcare, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration. (http://www.hrsa.gov/rural-health/telehealth/)
Nearly 73 percent of healthcare providers are already using mobile health for services like patient engagement, telemedicine and e-prescribing, according to research. Although certain barriers exist that must be overcome to implement mobile health solutions, healthcare providers are finding ways to use these solutions to transform the way providers and patients interact.
As the transition to value-based care continues, and the “teeth” and penalties of new government rules and mandates take hold, healthcare facilities, both big and small, are beginning to realize the value of even the simplest telehealth applications, particularly in terms of new revenue and cost avoidance, especially in the case of readmissions.
Intalere understands that healthcare facilities must continue to develop new paths to care that improve outcomes while also reducing costs. The inclusion of telehealth solutions in care plans going forward offers providers some of the best opportunities, not only for cost avoidance, but also to realize new avenues to revenue generation.
Interested in learning more? Intalere has telehealth solutions to assist your organization.