The Buzz at HIMSS: Patient Engagement and Telemedicine
RingCentral exhibited at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference in Chicago last week. There was quite a buzz about deepening connectivity and engagement with patients through telemedicine to improve response times, outcomes, and patient satisfaction. That’s no surprise since a recent Medical Economics article described how the telehealth market will grow at an annual compounded rate of 18.5% through 2018 due to the needs of an aging worldwide population and the continued rise of mobile device use across the globe.
A recent HIMSS provider survey reported that:
- 83% use mobile technology to facilitate patient care
- 41% prescribe medications via mobile devices
- 31% communicate with patients via mobile devices
A second patient survey revealed that 60% are paying for video consultations, or they plan to in the next few years.
Patients want a more immediate, convenient way to connect with their care providers. And providers want fast, simple ways to call their patients from wherever they are.
It’s clear that rapid growth in telehealth, video provider/patient consultations, and mHealth will continue over the next few years. RingCentral is enabling deeper patient engagement and satisfaction by delivering secure, agile, and scalable communications solutions that meet the changing needs of healthcare organizations today and tomorrow. To see more on the latest trends, read the recent Healthcare Informatics white paper found here