How Effective is
Telehealth for Seniors?
By Apurva Komandur
According to a study published in the Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, telehealth can be a highly effective method of providing care for seniors. This method of care is particularly useful for those aged 60 and up and when performed alongside in-person care from an existing primary care provider. From an analysis of over 313,516 telehealth visits across the country, it showed telehealth appointments were effective in solving the majority (84 to 86.7 percent) of urgent and non-emergent issues. Especially for those with mobility challenges, telehealth is the perfect complementary solution to in-person visits.
The study sought to examine telemedicine’s impact on downstream utilization and found that “when follow-up visits were warranted, the number of visits was largely similar to an in-person cohort – suggesting downstream utilization is similar.” These insights are especially valuable, as many telehealth researchers are interested in downstream utilization, especially regarding spending concerns.
To learn more about the consistent need for telehealth and insights from the study, click here to read the article or view our additional solutions below.
Treat Patients Remotely with Our Telehealth Solutions
In order to best serve the needs of your practice throughout the COVID-19 crisis and beyond, we’ve teamed up with two telemedicine providers. We want to be sure you’re able to continue treating patients while reducing the spread of COVID-19.
Here’s some of the capabilities of these telehealth solutions:
- Remotely deliver in-home patient care
- Initiate secure text conversations to patients instantly and easily
- Initiate telehealth video visits with the click of a button
- Maintain logs of chats and videos for billing and audit
Click here to learn more about our telemedicine partners, DrFirst and Updox, to see which solution is right for your practice.
Apurva Komandur is a student and Marketing Intern at Amazing Charts. She is interested in sharing valuable information to help practices flourish.