Telehealth services often receives positive patient reviews, and as technology innovations are emerging steadily, they are among the ways patients from across the industry are able to differentiate health systems, and can elevate organizations’’ healthcare service delivery models as more or less patient-centric.
With the proliferation of technologies and processes and increased interest in the use of telehealth services to stem the tide and close gaps that are inherent in the health system, it is time to take a look at the real engine that will drive the process. Reimbursement/payment.
Payment. let's be honest, reimbursement for health services provided is what will determine whether telemedicine takes off as we hope that it does so that it can help improve the current state of our burdened health care system. Let's use this venue and time to talk about the reimbursement mechanisms that will make this happen. Are you ready?
Healthcare technologies are advancing rapidly but are we overlooking any important support elements that might ensure we have connectivity for successful telehealth/telemedicine sustainment? Newer technologies encourage more users to rely on the internet, and meanwhile the user population size continues to increase.