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Healthcare Providers, Patients Trust, Plan to Continue Telehealth Use

Source: mHealth INTELLIGENCE

By Mark Melchionna


 – While providing insight into the factors that affect telehealth use, a report from Doximity indicated that physicians and patients perceive telehealth positively, and most believe that it often contributes to positive outcomes.

This rise in telehealth use is largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To better understand where usage stood in 2022, Doximity, a digital platform for United States medical professionals, conducted surveys involving physicians and patients.

The physician population in the survey consisted of 1,200 participants, all of whom used Doximity telehealth tools in 2022. These physicians practiced across nine specialties.

Regarding the adoption of the Doximity telehealth platform by region, New York, Chicago, and Boston were the areas with the highest adoption rates. Regarding the age of physicians, those in the 30 to 39, 40 to 49, and 50 to 59 age groups had the highest adoption rates,

Physician specialty also played a key role in adoption rates. Endocrinology, urology, and gastroenterology were the specialties with the highest use rates. The report also noted that those involved in specialties that care for a higher number of patients with chronic diseases generally had higher telehealth adoption rates.

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