Aeris Survey Favors Implementation for Telemedicine

By CIOReview | Wednesday, March 30, 2016
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SANTA CLARA, CA – How cooperative it can be to patients as well to doctors across the globe to exchange health information from local diagnostic centers, irrespective of distance? According to a new survey by Aeris, a growing number of healthcare professionals has backed telemedicine as a high priority for their organizations and believe in potentially delivering the similar outcomes to in-person care.

However, in fact, there have been significant barriers to successful telemedicine adoption since the adoption of the method which includes the cost of devices and technology, licensing, and reimbursement.

The survey titled “Assessing the Value of Telemedicine Devices in Today’s Healthcare” was polled by more than 150 healthcare professionals around some eight countries. Report results, 41% of respondents’ reckoned telemedicine as “mission critical” to their organizations, while 35% cited it as important, and 15% quoted as a non-immediate requirement, but a fast-growing investment area.

Also, the survey found that 32% of respondents had already deployed telemedicine for their healthcare organization, while 17 percent cited they were in the process of deploying.

“As more individuals choose to ‘age in place,’ adopting telemedicine is a valuable solution that gives patients the freedom to move, without disrupting their lives unnecessarily with costly hospital and doctor visits,” said Janet Jaiswal, V.P of marketing, Aeris. “Also, we found that the top two drivers behind the proliferation of telemedicine include financial pressures on healthcare organizations as well as cost savings for employers, so the benefits extend to multiple parties in the healthcare industry. While barriers to adoption remain, such as investing in the technology and patient acceptance of the technology, we remain confident about the future of telemedicine.”

Advances in technology, such as to remotely monitor and manage care compliance with connected healthcare devices and mHealth tools is popularizing with patients and caregivers, as well as with doctors, pharmacies and insurance departments. Not only the overall telemedicine healthcare costs are reduced, it also improves patients’ recovery by decimating the need for hospital stays.

With the rise in population of seniors who are home-bound are increasing, healthcare professionals see more potential for telemedicine among the senior age group care.

Aeris have already worked with large and small businesses in the growing marketplace for telemedicine. They understand the difficulties customers face or may experience in all aspects of deploying a successful program—from building an IoT application, ensuring connectivity to managing and optimizing the deployment.