COVID-19 Telehealth Polling

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The Alliance for Connected Care has compiled polls on patient and provider adoption, acceptance, and satisfaction with telehealth during the COVID-19 public health emergency. This chart has also been added to our Studies & Reports page. The Alliance will continue to update the chart with telehealth polls as they are published.

COVID-19 Telehealth Polls – Patient and Provider Adoption, Acceptance, and Satisfaction

Study GroupTelehealth Polls: SummaryDate of PublicationLink to survey
SeniorsA new poll of more than 1,000 seniors found 52% are comfortable using telehealth to receive health care. Of those who have used telehealth during the coronavirus, 91% reported a favorable experience, and 78% are likely to complete a medical appointment via telehealth again in the future. May, 2020Additional information can be found here.
Findings from the latest KFF Health Tracking Poll finds that the majority of older adults have an internet connection and communicate via smartphone, tablet, or computer to talk with friends. However, while 68% of adults 65 and older said they have a computer, smartphone, or tablet with internet access at home, only 11% said they have used the device to communicate with a health care provider in the past two weeks. KFF indicates that this number will likely rise as stay-at-home orders are extended. April, 2020Additional information can be found here.
AdultsA March survey found that 59% of the 500 U.S. consumers surveyed said they are more likely to use telehealth services now than previously, and 36% said they would switch their physician in order to have access to virtual care. March, 2020Additional information can be found here.
A survey of 2,000 adults across the U.S. on perceptions of telehealth during COVID-19 found that more than 95% of respondents who had used telehealth said they already have or would consider scheduling another telehealth appointment in the future. The most cited advantages to telehealth were quicker and greater access to care and avoiding overcrowded wait rooms. March, 2020Additional information can be found here.
ProvidersA survey of more than 1,300 physicians found that more than 90% are treating some or all of their patients via telehealth. Additionally, roughly 60% of physicians currently using telemedicine tools during the public health emergency said they plan to use telemedicine more often than they were pre-COVID. April, 2020Additional information can be found here.
A survey of more than 800 physicians found that close to half (48%) are treating patients via telemedicine, up from 18% in 2018. April, 2020Additional information can be found here.
A survey found that all 20 accountable care organizations (ACOs) surveyed are implementing telemedicine solutions, with 16% relying on AI and automation to identify and reach high-risk patients. April, 2020Additional information can be found here.
A survey of more than 600 healthcare providers found that 41% were using telemedicine technology, up from 22 percent in a 2018 survey. In addition, roughly 28% of the practices surveyed offered telehealth-only visits. March, 2020Additional information can be found here.
OtherThe latest Modern Healthcare CEO Survey finds that health system CEOs see a wave of innovation in telehealth over the next year. In addition, 92.9% of CEOs cited telehealth as a technology with the most potential to support response to the COVID-19 pandemic. May, 2020Additional information can be found here.