Bright times: 83% of execs plan to invest in telehealth

The American Telemedicine Association (ATA), having released its 2017 Telemedicine Executive Leadership Survey, found that 83 percent of healthcare executives plan to invest in telehealth.

Telehealth is rapidly becoming an alternative avenue for accessing care for patients in rural areas and those seeking outside specialists. While patients demand increased access to telehealth, the survey showcases how healthcare executives are invested in providing services.

“This executive leadership survey confirms undeniably today’s leaders view telemedicine as a major driver in transforming healthcare,” said Jonathan Linkous, CEO, American Telemedicine Association. “It comes as no surprise that 98 percent of survey respondents believe telehealth services create a competitive advantage, and I anticipate tremendous growth in the market as we continue to move toward more patient-centered solutions.”

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