Lacktman Comments on Findings of Foley Survey on the Use of Telemedicine Services

16 November 2017 Healthcare Informatics News
Partner Nate Lacktman is quoted in a Healthcare Informatics article, “Survey Indicates Major Jump in Telemedicine Adoption in Past Three Years,” about the findings of Foley’s 2017 Telemedicine and Digital Health Survey.

The findings, based on responses from more than 100 hospitals, specialty clinics, ancillary services and related organizations, reflect a surging demand for telemedicine-based offerings among providers and patients, and a broader acceptance of the technology by other major players in the health care industry in the three years since the inaugural survey was conducted in 2014.

“The pendulum has swung to really embrace telemedicine, which wasn’t close to being adopted and implemented on this scale when the respondents were first surveyed in 2014,” Lacktman said. “Health care providers, entrepreneurs, and patients alike have realized the potential to improve the quality of care in a more convenient, cost-effective manner which, in turn, has put pressure on the payer community to evolve their reimbursement strategies.”