Top 10 services healthcare execs, providers plan to offer via telemedicine

The majority of healthcare executives and providers — 53 percent — either offer or plan to offer second opinion services via telemedicine, according to a Foley & Lardner survey.

For the "2017 Telemedicine and Digital Health Survey," the law firm asked 107 respondents from hospitals, specialty clinics and ancillary services about their digital health services. The survey, distributed during the third quarter of 2017, includes input from healthcare executives and providers.

Here are the top 10 services respondents indicated their organization offers or plans to offer via telemedicine.

1. Second opinions or specialty opinions: 53 percent

2. Mental health services: 51 percent

2. Remote patient monitoring: 51 percent

4. Urgent care or after-hours care: 40 percent

5. Outpatient hospital services: 35 percent

6. Emergency department services: 32 percent

6. Store and forward uses (excluding radiology and pathology): 32 percent

8. Inpatient hospital services: 31 percent

8. Telestroke: 31 percent

10. Destination medicine services: 23 percent

To access the Foley & Lardner survey, click here.

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