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Most pediatricians believe telehealth is here to stay

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Photo by Ketut Subiyanto from Pexels An independent study commissioned by a pediatric virtual care company found that 92% of pediatricians and clinicians believe that telemedicine will remain part of health practices in the future.

Virtually all of the 787 pediatricians and clinicians who responded to an online survey reported currently using a telemedicine platform, with 96% saying they offered telemedicine during regular business hours.

“When it comes to virtual care, the focus should remain centered on ensuring technology is used to foster relationships and enhance the connection of patients with the care they trust,” said Dr. Mick Connors, co-founder and CEO of Anytime Pediatrics, which commissioned the study.

WHY IT MATTERS

Although pediatric patients may face unique hurdles with regard to telehealth – including potential trouble with connecting with clinicians via video – more than 60% of respondents said that patients find it easy to use.

In addition, respondents referenced patient demand as the number-one factor driving the increased use of telemedicine, with insurance coverage acceptance and revenue potential also cited.Some of the most common use cases are behavioral or mental health; visits for urgent care services such as cold, rashes, or pinkeye; medication refills; and chronic condition check-ins.More than half […]

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