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Top 5 Reasons Health Systems Want Telehealth and 1 Hurdle
March 03, 2017

Top 5 Reasons Health Systems Want Telehealth and 1 Hurdle

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Benefit #2: Less Missed Appointments
The average medical practice sees a no-show rate or between 5% and 10%, according to MGMA Consulting. This amounts to a significant amount of wasted time and lost revenue for healthcare providers.

Telemedicine cuts down on missed appointments by addressing many of the common reasons that patients fail to show up to appointments. Because patients don’t need to drive to their appointment, traffic is never an issue. The same is true for being stuck at the office since patients can connect from their smartphone. Further, finding someone to take care of the kids is not a problem either since appointments can happen at home while parents are watching their children.

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