2014: The Year of Telehealth

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Joe Bigley, CEO of LiveTeleHealth, discusses the implementation and benefits of telehealth in medical practices.

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2014: The Year of Telehealth

  1. 1. 2014: The Year of Telehealth Presentation for 2014 Jan. 22,
  2. 2. 2 2014 – A Year of Growth IHS predicts that the U.S. telehealth market will grow to $1.9 billion in 2018 from $240 million today, an annual growth rate of 56 percent.
  3. 3. 3 Telehealth– Why 2014 is the Year A convergence of economic necessity, technology advances, and consumer empowerment have made 2014 the year for an explosion of Telehealth utilization.
  4. 4. What is Telehealth? 4     Delivery of health related services and information via telecommunication (i.e. the Internet and phone) Expansion of “Telemedicine” and includes preventative care Can include email to communicate with patients Includes clinical and non-clinical applications (distance education, administrative uses)
  5. 5. The Economics of Telehealth 5      Insurers and employers are increasingly willing to pay for Telehealth Improve patient satisfaction – increase patient loyalty Increases hospital referrals Reduces the re-admit rate Can save money by avoiding costly emergency
  6. 6. 6 Use Case – Intermountain Health
  7. 7. Use Case –Best VIP Doctors 7
  8. 8. Use case – Urgent Care/ EMR 8
  9. 9. 9 Use Case – Remote Patient Monitoring
  10. 10. 10 Use Case – Patient Trial Recruitment
  11. 11. Advantages of Telehealth 11      Eases the shortage of primary-care doctors Expands access to basic healthcare services in geographically remote areas Expands access to basic healthcare services to certain demographics (economic and immigrant) Reduces lost worker productivity time Leverages consumers rapid adoption of technologies to improve their own health
  12. 12. 12 Not the Same Old Telehealth LiveTeleHealth recommends a more comprehensive, customer focused implementation of Telehealth to achieve maximum benefit.
  13. 13. Thank You Joe Bigley Joe@livetelehealth.com

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