Telehealth is part of a larger digital transformation in health care. The electronic health record, omnipresent mobile devices and faster internet connections have provided new ways for patients and providers to interact. As a result, hospitals and health systems need a strategy for their own digital transformation.
This report from the AHA Center for Health Innovation examines how telehealth is part of a digital health revolution; the flexibility of delivery platforms and how they fit into virtual integrated care; why telehealth is critical to health care transformation; challenges to telehealth expansion; current state of telehealth and opportunities for growth in hospitals; technology options and choosing the right vendor; and, most importantly, how hospitals and health systems can build capacity to expand access, improve outcomes and reduce costs.
View the presentation highlights of the AHA Center for Health Innovation’s Market Insights report on telehealth.