TELEMEDICINE: Patient Preferences During COVID-19 and Beyond

June 23, 2020

Which of your patients will use telemedicine now? What type of care will they seek via telehealth? How many would much rather see you in person? More insights from a new survey.

Approximately half of patients have used telemedicine over the past 3 months; and while the technology is not new, use before the in-person visit restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic was low in comparison.

According to results of a survey by Doctor.com of 1800 patients, one of the reasons many have not used telehealth visits isn't even related to technology or complications with it - they just haven't needed healthcare.

What type of care would they use telemedicine for? How many would use telemedicine for a first appointment with a new physician? What factors would make telemedecine attractive? Answers and many more insights in the slides below.