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2013 Healthcare Benchmarks in Telehealth & Telemedicine Indicates Shift in Technology


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"2013 Healthcare Benchmarks: Telehealth & Telemedicine" is a new 60-page resource from the Healthcare Intelligence Network.
2013-08-23 20:55:10 - "2013 Healthcare Benchmarks: Telehealth & Telemedicine" is packed with actionable new metrics from more than 125 healthcare organizations on their utilization of telehealth & telemedicine.

SEA GIRT, NJ, USA, August 23, 2013 --- Videoconferencing, reported as the number one telehealth technology being utilized, increased from 41 percent in 2010 to 59 percent in 2013. Furthermore, health conditions are increasingly being monitored remotely, the top three being heart failure, COPD and diabetes.

Those are just two data points from 2013 Healthcare Benchmarks: Telehealth & Telemedicine, a new publication from the Healthcare Intelligence Network (HIN) and HIN's third annual analysis of telehealth and telemedicine trends. This 60-page report documents trends and metrics on current and planned telehealth and telemedicine initiatives and includes a year-over-year comparison of telehealth trends from 2009 to present.

Learn more about telehealth and telemedicine in 2013 at www.hin.com/cgi-local/link/news/pl.cgi?telehealthbenchmarks2013

NEWS FACTS: This report is based on

responses of 125 healthcare companies to HIN's third annual e-survey on Telehealth & Telemedicine conducted in June 2013. New metrics presented in the 2013 issue include the following:

* Comparative 2009-to-2013 data on telehealth and telemedicine trends;
* Telehealth applications for dual eligibles and patients recently discharged from the hospital;
* The use of telehealth to monitor patients with hypertension, high blood glucose levels or behavioral health conditions;
* The use of Interactive Voice Response (IVR) as a telemedicine tool;
* Metrics on the use of glucose monitors and heart monitors;
* Benchmarks on the impact of telehealth on care of remotely located patients;

and much more.

Learn more about telehealth and telemedicine in 2013 at www.hin.com/cgi-local/link/news/pl.cgi?telehealthbenchmarks2013

Data Highlights: Additionally, 2013 Healthcare Benchmarks: Telehealth & Telemedicine takes a third annual look at the following metrics:

* Populations and conditions targeted by telehealth and telemedicine;
* Most frequently employed applications, devices and technologies;
* Emerging trends in funding, reimbursement and incentives for telehealth and telemedicine;
* How respondents are benefiting from telehealth provisions in the Affordable Care Act;
* Impact of telehealth on clinical and utilization metrics, including patient compliance, medication adherence, healthcare access, office visits, hospitalizations, ER visits, bed days, readmissions, and much more;
* Sector-specific analysis of telehealth use and impact by health plans and hospitals;

and much more.

Target Audience: CEOs, medical directors, health plan executives, telehealth organizations, case managers, hospitals, physician executives and business development and strategic planning directors.

Report Formats: Print, PDF or Print/PDF combination www.hin.com/cgi-local/link/news/pl.cgi?telehealthbenchmarks2013

QUOTE ATTRIBUTABLE TO MELANIE MATTHEWS, HIN EXECUTIVE VP AND COO:

"With telehealth and telemedicine use on the rise, this report is a vital resource for healthcare organizations searching for comparable data and means to measure implementation and progress. It is also a helpful planning tool for organizations readying initiatives in this area."

Please contact Patricia Donovan to arrange an interview or to obtain additional quotes.

About the Healthcare Intelligence Network --- HIN is the premier advisory service for executives seeking high-quality strategic information on the business of healthcare. For more information, contact the Healthcare Intelligence Network, PO Box 1442, Wall Township, NJ 07719-1442, (888) 446-3530, fax (732) 449-4463, e-mail info@hin.com, or visit www.hin.com.





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Healthcare Intelligence Network

800 Route 71 Suite 2
Sea Girt, NJ 08750

Contact Person:
Patricia Donovan
Managing Editor
Phone: 732-449-4468
email: email

Web: www.hin.com

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