American Medical Association: AMA Survey Shows Widespread Enthusiasm For Telehealth
A survey by the American Medical Association (AMA) found that 85 percent of physicians now use telehealth and 70 percent plan to continue using virtual services after the pandemic. However, only eight percent of physicians currently use remote patient monitoring. The survey also found that more than two-thirds of telehealth providers said they use audio-only modalities to offer telehealth services. Most physicians (54 percent) agree that telehealth increased their professional satisfaction, and 62 percent believe it has helped boost patient satisfaction. Physicians view telehealth as providing quality care to their patients, and policymakers and payers have come to the same conclusion. This survey shows adoption of telehealth is widespread, as is the demand for continued access to virtual care for Medicare patients.