Based on the results of the field study, there remains surprisingly low adoption rates regardless of the type of practice, even though 75% of doctors recognize that a portion of their patient base would benefit from telemedicine. Yet, the same group reported about 17% in current implementation.
The patient segment most often identified as benefiting from telehealth was elderly patients who struggle to make it in for regular appointments. Perhaps the rise in telehealth is coming for small practice providers, but we are still in the early phases of this adoption.
1. The study, conducted by SimpleVisit, had a 24% respondent rate from a pool of 100 physicians—6 were generalists, 6 were psych, 6 were concierge, and 6 were house call.