Encore – Telehealth: Embracing New Technologies to Improve Patient Experience
Guest: Bret Larson, CEO of eVisit, and Glen McCracken, President of eVisit
Note: The Crux Points team is taking this week off, so in the place of a new episode, we’re replaying one of our more popular episodes from earlier this year. This episode is especially relevant today, as telehealth and telemedicine are dominating headlines, whether its providers investing in the adoption of telemedicine or consumers showing a preference for telehealth over in-person visits. Enjoy the episode and a new episode will arrive on September 10.
It seems we’ve been on the cusp of huge telehealth adoption for several years, but many believe that 2015 is the year of telehealth. What’s causing the tipping point? Faster internet connections and improved software are two key points driving the maturity of telehealth. Beyond that, payers are starting to reimburse telehealth and patients and providers are beginning to embrace it. After all, it makes seeing a doctor easy for patients, and studies are showing that telehealth can save providers $100 or more per visit. While the market is under $1B today, some estimates are calling for it to grow to over $5B in just the next five years.
Bret Larsen and Glen McCracken, founders of eVisit, join the Crux Points podcast to discuss the adoption and success of their telehealth platform, eVisit, how healthcare is currently being disrupted by telehealth technologies, and how healthcare leaders can embrace this disruption.
Stat of the week: Telehealth Index: 2015 Consumer Survey