Provider Shortages and Wait Times Put Patients at Risk
The time to schedule an appointment has jumped 30% since 2014 as result of provider shortages, aging generations and population growth. It's increasingly difficult to fulfill the on-demand care patients now expect.
- Patients Wait
- Days for an Appt.
- Want Telehealth
- Video is Preferred by
- to Avoid the ER
In 2016, more than one million consumers opted to use a telehealth patient portal from the location of their choice, instead of traveling to see their doctor in person. But to be truly effective, reduce costs and maintain continuity of care, direct to consumer telemedicine services must be integrated fully into a total care system.