70% of Doctors Prefer Telehealth Services

The healthcare industry to turning to telehealth solutions more and more across the UK and the rest of the world.

A new US-based study has revealed that almost 70% of doctors prefer working via telemedicine services as opposed to holding email or telephone consultations, claiming that they are more beneficial when it comes to diagnosing a patient’s health issue.

Of medical professionals willing to use video consultations to diagnose patients, 86% of them believe that telehealth video-based appointments are sufficient for both medication management and prescription renewals, while 80% believe that the service can also be applicable for chronic disease management.

The study, which was conducted by QuantiaMD and American Well, was based on a poll of more than 2,000 American primary care doctors – with results clearly showing that telemedicine services are growing in popularity in the healthcare industry across the globe.

Roy Schoenberg, CEO of American Well, said:

“There’s a sea change going on within the physician community. Doctors see value in virtual visits for their patients and also in managing their own work-life balance. We’ve seen weekly physician inquiries about practicing online triple in less than six months.”

As telehealth continues to rise, Now GP is leading the way across the globe as the world’s first mobile platform to offer the delivery of medications directly from an app-based consultation.

Our Clinical Director, Dr Andrew J Thornber, said of the ever-growing telehealth industry:

“Telehealth provides cost-effective, quality clinical care that can help ease the unrelenting pressure on healthcare providers to reduce costs and improve efficiency. There is a growing desire amongst consumers to quantify their lives and take control of their health, and Now GP offers the instant diagnosis needed to help prevent inappropriate hospital admissions, stop conditions from getting worse over time and give patients timely access to a professional opinion when they need one.”