The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic redefined healthcare models and changed the landscape for healthcare consumers. Today, we’ll look at trends that shaped 2021 in telehealth and RPM.
Remote patient monitoring and telehealth will continue to grow due to their ability to meet increasing healthcare needs. In rural areas, these technologies will be more common in emergency rooms, trauma centers, and radiology departments. Urban hospitals will likely use these technologies in many specialties and subspecialties, including cardiology and urology. Moreover, remote patient monitoring can help identify early symptoms and develop treatment plans.
As more healthcare organizations realize the benefits of remote patient monitoring and telehealth, they should make the necessary changes to their business models. First, they need to understand the reimbursement rules for telemedicine. In addition, the continued growth of telehealth is also expected to lead to increased productivity for healthcare providers. According to a survey conducted by Insider Intelligence, 40 percent of U.S. consumers plan to use remote patient monitoring services in the future. In the past, only 11 percent of consumers used telehealth. Despite these challenges, however, many health systems have embraced telehealth as a valuable addition to their overall business model.
State-level actions have also opened the door for telehealth. Recent federal legislation enables physicians to treat patients in the home. The expanded coverage for Medicaid allows patients to receive acute care in their homes, and certain licensing requirements have been relaxed. Other legislative measures have made telehealth a viable option for many health providers as well. In addition to these steps, dozens of state legislatures and federal agencies are reviewing the current usage and potential benefits of this new technology.
Software solutions, such as RPM and Telehealth hosting, for a healthcare system are crucial components for successful management a clinic, lab, or pharmacy. As a healthcare provider if you want your practice to become more efficient and save money, a software platform tailored to your needs is the right solution. You can evaluate software solutions by conducting consultations with software vendors who offer a full range of innovative software solutions for healthcare systems, such as VOLA Connected Health. VOLA will provide you with information on how a software system will work in your practice and what you need to consider. A good vendor will be able to give you an in-depth consultation to answer these questions. When you take this step, you can be confident that your practice will be well-organized, save money, and become more user-friendly.
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