A new study highlights the benefits of telehealth and digital healthcare platforms
US-based virtual care delivery platform Noteworth has released findings of a survey highlighting the ways in which digital medicine platforms helped organizations handle the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Of the more than 250 medical professionals surveyed in the US, two-thirds (68%) believe that healthcare organizations will continue engaging with patients via digital healthcare platforms after the pandemic is over.
For a growing number of healthcare providers around the country, greater use of digital medicine platforms will continue to be a way to treat patients effectively, avoiding disruptions due to factors related to Covid-19. 86% of those surveyed felt that digital medicine platforms have greatly stepped-up their ability to deliver care and increase efficacy with their patients.
Additionally, 47% noted that having a specialized data report that gives an overall view of the patient’s medical history was an important element in navigating the challenges that arose in 2020.
Over half the respondents (59%) said that the most significant benefit of using digital medicine platforms are remote monitoring and management for improved care. In addition, 56% said that patient engagement was a key advantage, while 49% said better access to care played a big part in the benefits of digital medicine.
Justin Williams, Co-founder and CEO of Noteworth commented on the findings: “The survey results reinforce what we here at Noteworth have been saying all along; the availability of transformative virtual care tools allows providers to have greater engagement with and accountability for their patients and care team.