With the adoption of healthcare technology, health and wellness organizations are able to advance both patient health outcomes and business operations. In particular, telehealth services enable institutions to improve patient experiences and increase patient engagement leading to improved health outcomes.
Both patients and practitioners recognize, more than ever, that virtual healthcare is an effective and flexible means to receive and provide high-quality nutrition and wellness services. The widespread use of apps and smartphones has made integrating telehealth and technology a reality for practitioners and patients.
Healthcare technology spans far beyond traditional EHR capabilities which have become commonplace. Institutions are now seeking to incorporate telehealth and patient engagement technologies within their day-to-day operations. The Department of Health and Human Services estimates that over 60% of healthcare institutions currently use telehealth, and that number is only predicted to grow. The American Telemedicine Association expects that the telemedicine market will grow at a CAGR of 16.78% from 2017-2023.
In addition, nutritional care is climbing to the forefront of healthcare management, as the number one way to prevent chronic disease. Relatedly, it simply makes sense for clinics and institutions to increase their health and wellness offerings to include telehealth services, given the direct implications on improving healthcare outcomes, bolstering health care costs, increasing community reach and reputation, and building ongoing relationships with patients for repeat visits.
Registered dietitians and qualified health care professionals are being tasked with developing innovative, tailored lifestyle intervention programs that make a lasting impact on the health and wellness of patients. Insurance companies are starting to take notice, as the amount of coverage for wellness professionals continues to increase each year.
Nutritional care delivery is also expanding to in-person and virtual delivery to meet participants where they are – in the office, at home, at the grocery store, and online. It is through longitudinal engagement and telenutrition services that nutritional care programs in clinics are finding their foothold.
In this Telehealth Fact Sheet, you’ll find valuable statistics, links to research, and case studies surrounding the utilization of telehealth. If you’re looking to expand your virtual wellness services, or incorporate a virtual care strategy into your workplace, you’ll find information to help you take the next steps. Click the download button to access your copy today.
Table of Contents:
- Telehealth: From Convenient to Critical in 2020
- Efficacy of Nutritional Care in Healthcare
- The Value of Telenutrition for Healthcare Institutions
- Case Study: Incorporating Healthie Telehealth in WIC Clinics
- Quick Facts: Telehealth
- Core features of Healthie HIPAA-compliant platform + mobile app