Hospitals and health systems increasingly are turning to telemedicine as a tool to increase patient access to care, enhance quality and lower costs. Telemedicine enables clinicians to proactively work with patients, monitoring transitions in care and helping patients to manage chronic conditions. As the list of telemedicine services continues to grow, hospitals and health systems can focus on population health management and treating patients in the most appropriate setting.
SOC Telemed and AHA's Health Forum convened a panel of hospital and healthcare executives in New York City to explore how hospitals and health systems are using telemedicine services to improve care and enhance the patient experience. The panel highlights the importance of clinician buy-in and building telemedicine into the clinical workflow among the keys to success.