HealthIT Answers March 27, 2023
By Yuriy Pylypchuk and Wes Barker, ONC
In 2020, as the U.S. health care system faced the unprecedented challenge of combating the COVID-19 pandemic, telemedicine emerged as an invaluable care delivery tool; both providers and patients heavily relied on it for providing and receiving care. Through an analysis of National Electronic Health Record Survey (NEHRS) 2021 data and from in-house data collected from electronic health record (EHR) developers’ app galleries, we have an opportunity to inform the public about physicians’ experiences with telemedicine during the pandemic.
Physicians’ use of telemedicine increased remarkably in 2021
New data show that the percent of physicians that used telemedicine jumped from 15 percent in 2018 and 2019 to 87 percent in 2021, underlining...