The business case for mobile health continues to grow across the health care landscape. The reasons are simple - better access, more convenience, at a lower cost.
As technology improves while bandwidth and data costs decline, the return on investment for providers, payers and health systems multiply.
Earlier this year, Modern Healthcare discussed these trends (link here):
Convenience is a big benefit of telehealth, but it's not the only one. By encouraging patients with common ailments to seek care virtually, doctors can free up in-office primary care appointments for patients with more serious conditions. About a fifth of all urgent primary care visits could easily be conducted through virtual care, according to a 2015 report by the Advisory Board, a consulting firm.