Healio December 4, 2018
Only 15.4% of physicians worked in practices that utilized telemedicine for patient interactions, such as diagnosing or treating patients, managing patients with chronic conditions or following up with patients, according to an AMA press release.
The association also found that only 11.2% of all physicians worked in practices that used telemedicine for interactions with health care professionals, such as getting second opinions or conducting specialty consultations.
These 2016 survey results, which AMA said were the first nationally representative estimate of physician telemedicine use and purpose, were published in Health Affairs.
“While regulatory and legislative changes have been implemented to encourage the use of telemedicine, there are no nationally representative estimates on its use by physicians across all medical specialties,” Carol K. Kane, PhD, AMA’s...