The growth of telehealth services available to patients is expanding and will accelerate in 2016, as healthcare providers utilize telemedicine technologies as a new way to expand access to care.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 07, 2015
SnapMD, the Virtual Care Management (VCM) telemedicine software leader, today published a new white paper, “Virtual Care Management, The Role of Telehealth in Building a Patient-Centric Environment” (http://www.snap.md/vcm-white-paper). The downloadable SnapMD white paper provides a thorough overview of the U.S. healthcare landscape and explores telemedicine growth, opportunities and pitfalls.
SnapMD’s VCM platform is one of the most important advances in patient-centric medicine today. VCM telemedicine technology offers healthcare providers powerful tools to find efficiencies in personnel utilization, while continuing to deliver quality care for a growing audience of patients and their families. By 2016 the number of patients accessing telehealth services is expected to double from that found in 2013.The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently stated that mHealth, defined as the practice of medicine and public health supported by mobile devices, is projected to be a $26 billion industry by 2017.
Dave Skibinski, President and CEO, SnapMD said, “The growth of telehealth services available to patients is expanding and will accelerate in 2016, as healthcare providers utilize telemedicine technologies as a new way to expand access to care. Consumer interest, acceptance and confidence in telehealth are growing as well. A recent report published by the American Hospital Association (AHA), found that 74 percent of U.S. consumers would use telehealth services and 76 percent of patients prioritize access to care over the need for human interactions with their healthcare providers.”
SnapMD’s VCM private-label platform delivers a comprehensive, easy-to-use, and efficient solution to healthcare providers seeking to extend and elevate healthcare continuity to their patients. By connecting patients to a multidisciplinary team of clinicians remotely, a secure video-based, integrated consultation system can help increase the brand value of the practice, and maximize patient engagement and retention.
“The number of different business models and use cases that providers have launched with our VCM platform is exciting. From large health systems to smaller practices, we are seeing management of fragile diabetic patients, primary care patient assessment for long-term care and expansion of employee health and occupational health programs, to name just a few,” said Skibinski.
For more information, download the new white paper, “Virtual Care Management, The Role of Telehealth in Building a Patient-Centric Environment” here: http://www.snap.md/vcm-white-paper.
SnapMD is the Virtual Care Management (VCM) telemedicine software leader, enabling healthcare providers to engage patients via a secure, HIPAA compliant, cloud-based telemedicine platform. SnapMD’s robust, private-label, VCM application is specifically designed to give healthcare organizations another option to improve access to care by launching virtual care services under their brand utilizing their highly qualified, patient-trusted providers. For more information, please visit http://www.snap.md.