45% of providers 'just beginning' virtual care pilot projects

Jessica Kim Cohen - Print  | 

Thirty-one percent of healthcare providers use video-based virtual care services to improve access to care, according to a KPMG survey.

The survey, conducted by HIMSS Analytics, asked 147 C-suite, IT and clinical leaders in healthcare about the maturity of their virtual care initiatives.

Here are five study findings.

1. Early program investments: 28.8 percent

2. Just beginning one or two pilot projects: 45 percent

3. Sustainable virtual care program with decentralized governance: 21.6 percent

4. Sustainable virtual care program with central governance: 18 percent

5. Advanced virtual care program with central governance that supports more than five service lines: 4.5 percent

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