The future of medicine is just a few taps away. Online medical services have become the new normal. In 2019, more than 75% of U.S.-based hospitals use video to connect with their patients, and telemedicine will continue to boom. COVID-19 spurred many to try telehealth for the first time; 61% of Americans have now had at least one telehealth appointment - a 3x increase since March of 2020. Now that they’ve tried it, most Americans want to continue.
Convenience, cost, and comfort are the main benefits attributed to telehealth, with 82% of Americans saying telehealth made it easier to get the care they need. There is now no need to take time off work or commute to the doctor’s office and many feel less anxiety and fear when seeing a doctor remotely. Additionally, 31% of people say their healthcare costs decreased when using telehealth, with a savings estimate of anywhere between 17-75%. Patients now expect their doctors to provide telehealth and telemedicine tools; 83% of patients expect to use telehealth after 2020.
Infographic by: onlinemedicalservices