The global Telemedicine market was estimated at $17.8 billion in 2014 and is poised to reach $28.9 billion in 2019, growing at a CAGR of 18.6% over the next five years. The largest segments of the telemedicine market are telepathology, teleradiology, teledermatology and telepsychology. Technological innovations and advancements fuel the market growth. However, the major…

TELEMEDICINE BY THE NUMBERS Very cool article in Healthcare IT News about the rise in telemedicine adoption amongst healthcare providers and patients. Telemedicine adoption up 65% for hospitals and 34% for physician practices. It’s always exciting to see healthcare providers getting more involved in digital health. Its also an excellent opportunity for patients to start becoming…

I absolutely love this article on patient engagement and telehealth. Despite the rise in digital health, healthcare providers are still trying to figure out how to use the technology. The current physician shortage is expected to increase to 52,000 by 2025. The affects of the shortage are clearly seen during the VA fiasco. Already patients have to wait…

We love this study because it shows older adults are fully capable of utilizing telemedicine. Summary of the study: 1,500 older people participated 500 telemedicine encounters were evaluated Results of study: Telemedicine eliminated 1 in 5 ER visits 90% of the cases required no additional care by primary care physicians 97% of the cases were diagnosed…

84% of respondents felt that the development of telemedicine services is either very important (52%) or important (32%) to their organizations. Virtually none said they considered the technology to be unimportant (3%). While just 6% of respondents categorized their telemedicine programs as “mature,” only 8% said they had none at all. The remainders of responses are…

TMB has created a document titled TMB Adopts Rules Expanding Telemedicine Opportunities that outlines the types of telemedicine permitted under the board’s rules, including the use of telemedicine to provide services in remote areas with the assistance of a patient site presenter, such as a licensed vocational nurse or medical assistant. The rules also allow…

Home health technologies–which provide a means for care at home–is expected to increase from 14.3 million worldwide in 2014 to 78.5 million by 2020. It’s no surprise, with the emergence of telehealth and mhealth, doctors and patients alike are realizing the benefits of providing at-home care. Source: Report: Home Health Technologies to Skyrocket by 2020